Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Organizational Behavior


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John, a manager, is leading his team on a new promotional strategy to make the company best positioned for the acquisition of what used to be a very competitive company. He is trying to determine the skills of his workers, and what are their strengths and weaknesses. Why is this an example of role taking?

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1. Team members begin working on projects, and the manager begins to see how devoted they are to the work that needs to be done. What is this process called?

2. Which of the following is true in regards to Leader-Member Exchange Theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the leader-member exchange theory and its implications for business with this quiz/worksheet combo. Topics critical to understand for the quiz are the term related to managers' assessment of employees' abilities and the term for the process by which managers form relationships with employees.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on your understanding of the following:

  • The theory which explains how managers form relationships with employees
  • A scenario during which a manager assesses an employee's abilities
  • What employees do when they demonstrate their devotion to their job to their managers
  • The difference between in-groups and out-groups

Skills Practiced

You'll have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as in-groups and out-groups
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the things managers and employees do to form a relationship with each other
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Leader-Member Exchange Theory

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about this theory, you can refer to the lesson titled, Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Organizational Behavior. Key objectives in this lesson are:

  • Understand the components of this theory
  • Identify key components involved in routinization
  • Qualities managers expect of their employees