MGT8 - 5 In assessing alternatives for a decision managers...

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When uncertainty exists, the probabilities of alternative outcomes __________ be determined and the future outcomes are __________. A) can; known B)cannot; known C) can; unknown D) cannot; unknown E) none of the above 2. When an issue is controversial and when different managers might be expected to champion different courses of action, the preferred technique is: A) production blocking B) brainstorming C) team learning D) nominal group E) devils advocacy 3. A sales manager talks with his subordinates about the way they should all treat customers. The manager is focusing on the _________ of creating a learning organization. A) personal mastery B) mental models C) team learning D) shared vision E)systems thinking 4. Which of the following is not a reason that group decision-making is superior to individual decision-making? A) fewer bias's and errors B) more feasible alternatives generated C) groupthink D) correction of each others' errors E) increased probability of successful implementation
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Unformatted text preview: 5. In assessing alternatives for a decision, managers typically use all of the following criteria EXCEPT: A) legality. B) dialectical inquiry. C) economic feasibility. D) practicality. E)ethicalness. 6. Which of the following is least likely to result in bad managerial decision-making? A) Lack of creativity in generating alternatives. B) Failure to balance decision criteria appropriately C) Failure to specify important decision criteria D) Not acting on a decision once it's made. E) Too many possible alternatives. 7. When the information available to a manager is incomplete because the manager must make a decision quickly, this is known as: A) bounded rationality. B) devil's advocacy. C) dialectical inquiry. D) a time constraint. E) an information cost. 8. An organization is trying to decide whether or not to launch nationally a new product that this organization has never sold previously. This repr...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MGT 111 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Washington State University .

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