Which of the following groups would be the most susceptible to groupthink? Choose one answer.

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Question 1
Marks: 1
Innovation, creativity, risk taking and aggressively seeking opportunities illustrate ____________________ culture.
Choose one answer.
a. A clan
b. A market
c. A bureaucratic
d. An entrepreneurial
Question 2
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To date, research suggests that all of the following are improved among employees who have accessed work/life program activities except:
Choose one answer.
a. Morale
b. Job satisfaction
c. Health
d. Career opportunities
Question 3
Marks: 1
In Japanese firms, bonuses are generally based on all of the following except:
Choose one answer.
a. Marital status
b. Seniority
c. Individual accomplishments
d. Gender
Question 4
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Team members usually need training in all of the following, except ____________________, in order to counteract habits and attitudes left over from the previous work environment.
Choose one answer.
a. Project management
b. Listening
c. Team building
d. Communication
Question 5
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All of the following have been identified as the personal characteristics of effective politicians except:
Choose one answer.
a. Socially adept
b. Highly intelligent
c. Popular
d. Articulate
Question 6
Marks: 1
____________________ primarily addresses the relationship between attitudes toward inputs, outcomes and practices.
Choose one answer.
a. Process theory
b. Equity theory
c. Expectancy theory
d. Content theory
Question 7
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Which of the following groups would be the most susceptible to groupthink?
Choose one answer.
a. A cohesive group
b. A leaderless group
c. An informal group
d. A formal group
Question 8
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One tactic of the ____________________ game is to occasionally follow up requests given to subordinates with a detailed checking system.
Choose one answer.
a. Counterinsurgency
b. Coalition-building
c. Insurgency
d. Line versus staff
Question 9
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All teams exist to ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Reduce interpersonal tension
b. Solve problems
c. Facilitate communication
d. Support management
Question 10
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The term ____________________ describes a situation where there’s a discrepancy between the cognitive and behavioral components of an attitude.
Choose one answer.
a. Cognitive dissonance
b. Cognitive discord
c. Mental anxiety
d. Discrepancy recognition
Question 11
Marks: 1
The internal philosophy at 3M is captured by their motto, ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Leave no stone unturned
b. Respect the customer
c. Never kill a product idea
d. Work should be fun
Question 12
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The concept of the organization as a system that’s related to a larger system introduces the importance of ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Feedback
b. Dependency
c. Setting priorities
d. Goal setting
Question 13
Marks: 1
If a manager proposes a major reorganization for the “good of the company,” but in reality is looking to add to his own power base, he is most likely to use the ____________________ technique.
Choose one answer.
a. Selective argument
b. Deception
c. Power building
d. Manipulative persuasion
Question 14
Marks: 1
Being a part of a working family, following tradition and rituals, teamwork, spirit, self-management and social influence are characteristics of the ____________________ culture.
Choose one answer.
a. Entrepreneurial
b. Clan
c. Market
d. Bureaucratic
Question 15
Marks: 1
In work organizations, a mentor generally provides all of the following except:
Choose one answer.
a. Friendship
b. Performance incentives
c. Coaching
d. Role modeling
Question 16
Marks: 1
Based on centrality, which of the following hospital departments would have the greatest power?
Choose one answer.
a. Psychiatry
b. The emergency room
c. Central supply
d. Billing
Question 17
Marks: 1
____________________ values have historically be reinforced in the home, church and schools.
Choose one answer.
a. Conflict
b. Dominance
c. Anti-conflict
d. Compromise
Question 18
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Pete Townley, a computer programmer, has recently gained a great deal of power in the Ace Company. Pete’s programs have helped automate the ordering and inventory system for the company, which made the directors in these areas look good. Pete has ____________________ power.
Choose one answer.
a. Reference
b. Legitimate
c. Reward
d. Expert
Question 19
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The charisma of a person is the basis of ____________________ power.
Choose one answer.
a. Coercive
b. Referent
c. Legitimate
d. Reward
Question 20
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All of the following are considered intrinsic rewards except:
Choose one answer.
a. Personal growth
b. Autonomy
c. Achievement
d. A promotion
Question 21
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Major factors in determining individual and group behavior are task and _______________ relationships.
Choose one answer.
a. External
b. Hierarchy
c. Occupational
d. Authority
Question 22
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Authority is used ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. In all directions
b. Horizontally
c. Vertically
d. Diagonally
Question 23
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All of the following are critical to team building success except:
Choose one answer.
a. Offsite training time
b. Management commitment
c. Sharing information
d. Trust
Question 24
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Process theories describe and analyze how behavior is energized, directed, sustained and stopped by factors primarily ____________________ to the individual.
Choose one answer.
a. External
b. Unrelated
c. Oblivious
d. Internal
Question 25
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If Mary, knowing that her boss didn’t review most of the memos he signed, included a requisition for a new computer for herself in the stack of papers for his signature, she would be practicing a form of influence called ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Manipulation
b. Selective risk
c. Distortion
d. Manipulative persuasion
Question 26
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Most religious doctrines stress unquestioning acceptance of all the following values except:
Choose one answer.
a. Tranquility
b. Peace
c. Self-preservation
d. Acceptance
Question 27
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In cultures with high ____________________, behavior is motivated to some degree by fear of the unknown.
Choose one answer.
a. Power distance
b. Individualism-collectivism
c. Masculinity-femininity
d. Uncertainty avoidance
Question 28
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The ____________________ approach means achieving balance among the various parts of the system by satisfying the interests of the organization’s constituency.
Choose one answer.
a. Contingency
b. Systems
c. Stakeholder
d. Goal
Question 29
Marks: 1
The most effective relaxation activity is taking ____________________ “mental rest” breaks.
Choose one answer.
a. Frequent, short
b. Fewer, longer
c. Taking mental breaks is not an effective relaxation activity
d. A few short
Question 30
Marks: 1
The ____________________ component of an attitude refers to a person’s intention to act toward someone or something in a certain way.
Choose one answer.
a. Cognition
b. All of the choices are correct
c. Affect
d. Behavioral
Question 31
Marks: 1
Some extrinsic rewards are satisfying because they:
Choose one answer.
a. Satisfy socialization needs
b. Come from within
c. Lead to other rewards
d. Are expected
Question 32
Marks: 1
The ____________________ personality dimension indicates that a person is creative, curious and artistically sensitive, as opposed to being close-minded.
Choose one answer.
a. Extraversion-introversion
b. Conscientiousness
c. Emotional stability
d. Openness to experience
Question 33
Marks: 1
Legitimate, reward and coercive power are prescribed by ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. The organization
b. The position
c. Specific interaction patterns
d. All of the choices in here are correct
Question 34
Marks: 1
In the ____________________ game, a person attaches herself to someone with power.
Choose one answer.
a. Coalition-building
b. Insurgency
c. Line versus staff
d. Sponsorship
Question 35
Marks: 1
When evaluating the ethical validity of an organizational decision where there is a lack of information or serious conflict among or within criteria, the heaviest weighted criterion should be ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Utilitarian outcome
b. Overwhelming factors
c. Distributive justice
d. Individual rights
Question 36
Marks: 1
____________________ focus(es) on the work environment, virtually ignoring the notion of individual needs and attitudes.
Choose one answer.
a. Content theories
b. Reinforcement theory
c. Expectancy theory
d. Goal setting
Question 37
Marks: 1
In a ____________________ culture, employees are socialized by other members of the group.
Choose one answer.
a. Market
b. Clan
c. Entrepreneurial
d. Bureaucratic
Question 38
Marks: 1
Someone from England who shakes his/her head up and down during a negotiation probably means ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Yes
b. No
c. I hear you
d. I disagree
Question 39
Marks: 1
A group of employees who get together to present a grievance to management are part of a ____________________ group.
Choose one answer.
a. Task
b. Friendship
c. Interest
d. Command
Question 40
Marks: 1
Systems theorists propose that systems can be categorized by all of the following ways except:
Choose one answer.
a. Conceptual systems
b. Monetary systems
c. Concrete systems
d. Abstract systems
Question 41
Marks: 1
According to the text, ____________________ has been cited as the greatest cause of poor health habits.
Choose one answer.
a. Heredity
b. Stress
c. Junk food
d. Television
Question 42
Marks: 1
Powerful managers generally do all of the following except:
Choose one answer.
a. Allocate required resources
b. Manage exceptionally large groups
c. Make crucial decisions
d. Have access to important information
Question 43
Marks: 1
McClelland was the founder of the ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Learned needs theory
b. Two-factor theory (hygiene-motivators)
c. Three-level hierarchy (ERG)
d. Five-level need hierarchy
Question 44
Marks: 1
Systems theory stresses that every organizations is part of ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. A society
b. An industry
c. The global system
d. Including all of the choices are correct
Question 45
Marks: 1
Previous experiences account for some individual differences in attitudes toward ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. All of the choices in here are correct
b. Loyalty
c. Performance
d. Commitment
Question 46
Marks: 1
Employees have a contractual relationship with the firm and little feeling of teamwork or cohesiveness, in a ____________________ culture.
Choose one answer.
a. Clan
b. Bureaucratic
c. Market
d. Entrepreneurial
Question 47
Marks: 1
A person derives power from the ability to reward ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. Compliance
b. Productivity
c. Peers
d. The best employees
Question 48
Marks: 1
Work which requires complex information processing and complex learning typically is performed better by those with an……………………………………….
CHECK ONE TO CORRECTLY COMPLETE THE STATEMENT ABOVE
Choose one answer.
A. External Locus of Control
B. Internal Locus of Control
C. Basic degree in management
D. Advanced degree in management
Question 49
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____________________ interdependence requires one group to complete its task before another group can complete its task.
Choose one answer.
a. Reciprocal
b. Sequential and pooled
c. Sequential
d. Pooled
Question 50
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All of the following are factors that cause groups to form differing perceptions of reality except:
Choose one answer.
a. Inaccurate perceptions
b. Status in congruency
c. Different time horizons
d. Group size
Question 51
Marks: 1
Content theories focus on individual needs in explaining all of the following except:
Choose one answer.
a. Worker behavior
b. Quality-quantity relationships
c. Job satisfaction
d. Reward systems
Question 52
Marks: 1
Satisfaction with a reward is a function of two things: how much is received and ____________________.
Choose one answer.
a. How much the individual feels should be received
b. When it is received
c. How much it is desired
d. How often it is received
Question 53
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Goal ____________________ is the process of setting a goal or determining how to reach it.
Choose one answer.
a. Difficulty
b. Intensity
c. Commitment
d. Specificity
Question 54
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____________________ are a society’s ideas about what is right or wrong.
Choose one answer.
a. Values
b. Beliefs
c. Morals
d. All of the choices are correct
Question 55
Marks: 1
Stress is generally caused by all of the following except:
Choose one answer.
a. A wage increase
b. Marital disharmony
c. Terrorism
d. Computer problems
Time Remaining
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