Self-Directed Teams: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages - Quiz & Worksheet


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A self-directed team

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1. A business with a highly centralized organizational structure

2. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of self-directed teams?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Self-directed teams may be a good idea for some businesses, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you make sure you understand the uses and limits of this kind of business strategy. Some topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include the advantages and disadvantages of self-directed teams, how a self-directed team operates, and the possibility of implementing a self-directed team in a specific business environment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • A term used when group members withhold unpopular opinions to avoid conflict
  • The meaning of a self-directed team
  • Advantages and disadvantages of self-directed teams
  • Using a self-directed team with a highly centralized business

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about self-directed teams to examine information about various business organizations in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how self-directed teams manage business operations and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefits and limits of self-directed teams to analyze behavior within a group

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about self-directed teams? Check out the corresponding lesson titled Self-Directed Teams: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. This lesson answers the following questions:

  • What is a self-directed or self-managed team?
  • What kind of business is a good candidate for a self-directed team?
  • How can a self-directed team be advantageous for a business or enterprise?
  • When can a self-directed team be disadvantageous for individuals or businesses?
  • What is groupthink?