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Methods for Group Decision Making Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is where members try to eliminate discord and agree on a decision even though it might not be the best alternative?

Question 2 2. What is the devil's advocate technique?

Question 3 3. A high quality decision is an example of

Question 4 4. It is important for managers to make sure that the member's criticism is

Question 5 5. What is the major weakness to using the devil's advocate approach?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. The top executives at XYZ Corporation are deciding how much to offer the owners of a smaller company to buy them out. Each executive writes down an amount on a piece of paper, and, after a brief discussion, they make the final decision by secret ballot. Which group decision making technique are they applying?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. 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 10 10. What are the three types of group decision making?

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Question 11 11. A _____ represents one person getting feedback from the group but making a decision on his or her own.

Question 12 12. A cohesive, agreeable decision made by more than one person is called a:

Question 13 13. If the decision is going to be made to raise the price of a product, a group consensus of _____ may be beneficial.

Question 14 14. When to use group or individual decision making really comes down to these factors:

Question 15 15. The following is TRUE in regards to group or individual decision making.

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Question 16 16. When an individual has a position of power over others, but it is not part of the hierarchical structure of the organization, it is called:

Question 17 17. This is a culture defined by a culture where issues are fully detailed and spelled out.

Question 18 18. This type of power is bestowed upon an individual due to their position within the organization.

Question 19 19. The principles that govern a person's or group's behavior are called:

Question 20 20. This is a type of culture that makes a lot of assumptions about the commonality of the communications, views and knowledge.

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. _____ is the ability to utilize many minds to develop a multitude of ideas, leading to a high quality solution.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Which of the following best describes group decision making?

Question 25 25. _____ can hamper the judgment, mental alacrity and effectiveness of a group's decision making through _____.

Methods for Group Decision Making Chapter Exam Instructions

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