OB 321 Exam 2 Fall 2010 - Final

OB 321 Exam 2 Fall 2010 - Final - Name: Jessica Kern...

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Name: Jessica Kern Organizational Behavior 321 and Honors 223 – Exam 2 Dr. Kristen DeTienne Please write your name at the top of each page. We do this to facilitate accurate, reliable, valid, and fair grading (each grader will grade the same pages for the whole class). To encourage your active participation, WE WILL DEDUCT POINTS (2 per page) FOR NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS (e.g. failing to write your name on each page where indicated). If a multiple-choice question is confusing to you, you may write an explanation for your choice on this test form. If you later decide to appeal a question, you may refer to what you wrote on this test form only. Part I: Multiple-Choice and Matching Choose the one answer that best answers the question. Each question is worth 1 point. 1. ______ groups are determined by the organizational chart and are composed of the subordinates who report directly to a given manager. a) Control b) Direct Report c) Command d) Matrix e) None of the above 2. __A___ groups are organizationally determined and represent persons working together to complete a job. The group’s boundaries are not limited to its immediate hierarchal superior. a) Task b) Command c) Indirect Report d) Interest e) None of the above 3. Which of the following statements is true concerning status and group interaction? a) Low status people interrupt others more often. b) High status people tend to be more assertive. c) High status members tend to be less active participants in group discussions. d) Status differences don’t inhibit creativity in groups. e) None of the above are true. 4. The tendency for individuals to expend less effort when working collectively than when working individually is known as: a) group normality b) social facilitation c) social inequity d) social loafing
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Name: Jessica Kern e) None of the above. 5. _________ is the phenomenon that occurs when group members become so concerned with seeking concurrence that the norm for consensus overrides the realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action. a) Groupthink b) Social cohesion c) Social facilitation d) Abilene Paradox e) None of the above 6. As listed in the book (Robbins and Judge), which of the following is NOT one of the most common types of teams likely to be found in an organization? a) Problem-solving teams b) Self-managed teams c) Goal-driven teams d) Cross-functional teams e) All of the above are commonly found in organizations 7. According to the book (Robbins and Judge) _________ teams have the ability to overcome time and space constraints. a) Problem-solving b) Virtual c) Cross-functional d) Self-managed e) None of the above. 8. To turn individuals into team players, the reward system needs to be reworked to encourage _______ efforts rather than ______ ones. a)
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