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Group Dynamics in Strategic Decision Making Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are the three types of group decision making?

Question 2 2. The marketing manager at Speedy Cellular has just sent her analysts a third survey about advertising ideas for a new cellphone. Which group decision technique is she applying?

Question 3 3. A company seeking ideas for new products wants to generate as many ideas as possible from a group. Which group decision technique will they MOST likely use?

Question 4 4. What is the major weakness to using the devil's advocate approach?

Question 5 5. What is where members try to eliminate discord and agree on a decision even though it might not be the best alternative?

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Question 6 6. What is the devil's advocate technique?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a characteristic of Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS)?

Question 8 8. How might the use of a decision room prove more productive than a typical face-to-face meeting?

Question 9 9. Which statement about Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) is NOT true?

Question 10 10. Groupthink occurs:

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Question 11 11. The king of a small country wants to go to war. Everyone agrees with him in an attempt to gain his favor, even though they would be attacking a much larger nation. This an example of:

Question 12 12. What is a preventative measure that can be taken to reduce the chances of groupthink?

Question 13 13. Which one of the following individuals would be the BEST addition to a high-performing team?

Question 14 14. Brett is a member of a high-performing team facing a deadline for passing an audit. The team still has to review existing procedures, draft new procedures, and revise any outdated procedures. In addition, the materials need to be arranged in a manual. How can they get all of this work accomplished in just a few days? The team members should _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a characteristic of high-performing teams? Team members _____.

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Question 16 16. How might it be advantageous for a company to bring together a group of people who each have a unique perspective regarding an issue the company faces?

Question 17 17. The management group at Arrow Consulting contains many adventurous members who enjoy extreme sports and like to take risks in their everyday life. When they meet to decide on the direction for their new marketing campaign, the group comes up with an extremely risky approach that will either make the company millions or bankrupt them. How does this situation reflect group polarization?

Question 18 18. _____ can hamper the judgment, mental alacrity and effectiveness of a group's decision making through _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following might be caused by too much diversity when making a group decision?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a step in the rational model?

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Question 21 21. What is a pitfall of making group decisions?

Question 22 22. How did Social Comparison drive Messy Chocolates to make the wrong decision with the Cricket Chocolate Bar?

Question 23 23. A sales group is discussing ideas for a new potato chip. Two ideas are presented, a chip that is tube shaped and a square chip. As the group continues to discuss the pros and cons of the two shapes, one group member blurts out, 'Why don't we just make squid flavored chips.' This gives the group a new direction in which to think and they eventually decide to go with the idea of a squid flavored potato chip. What explains the group's decision to make this not-so-appetizing flavor of potato chip?

Question 24 24. What is group polarization?

Question 25 25. Why is it important for team members to define and understand the problem?

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Question 26 26. It is essential that a team be able to uncover the _____ of a problem before identifying any possible solutions.

Question 27 27. What should a team do once a solution is in place?

Question 28 28. The analysts at Magic Marketing are meeting to discuss ideas for a new campaign for an important client. The facilitator leading the discussion advises the analysts not to criticize any new ideas at this point. Which group decision-making technique are they applying?

Question 29 29. A high quality decision is an example of

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a tool of Group Decision Support Systems?

Group Dynamics in Strategic Decision Making Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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