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Chapter 2 Communicating in Small Groups and Teams 1. The reasons that organizations form teams are that teams usually make better decisions, respond faster, increase productivity, and a. collaborate in team-based written and oral presentations. b. are proficient in using technology. c. experience less hostility among team members d. achieve greater “buy-in.” REF: p. 28 2. When team members are separated by geography, time zones, and cultures, they must work especially hard to develop. a. the most up-to-date e-mail and voice mail systems. b. understanding, commitment, and trust. c. excellent payroll and benefit packages. d. human resources and legal support program. REF: p. 29 3. Sam is a member of the accounting department, and he and his colleagues have been assigned indi- vidual tasks by their manager. Sam and his colleagues are considered to be a REF: p. 29 4. Melanie is part of a team that is working to come up with a marketing plan for a new product. Team members are spread all over the country and don’t meet in person. Instead, they use software that al- lows them to meet at a distance to collaborate on the project. Because members use technology to stay connected, Melanie is part of a REF: p. 29 5. Which of the following statements most accurately describes a self-directed team?
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