10 - Chapter 10 Groups and Teams 1(p 277 Teams share a...

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Chapter 10 Groups and Teams 1. (p. 277) Teams share a culture, a set of rituals and processes, and a philosophy in working together. FALSE Team members share a culture, a set of rituals and processes, and a philosophy. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #1 2. (p. 279) Interaction between group members must include face-to-face verbal exchanges. FALSE Although we usually think of group members interacting face-to-face, that does not have to be the case. In nominal groups, members might never speak to one another, communicating only through writing or hand signals. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #2 3. (p. 280) If there is no common goal or purpose, there is no group. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #3 4. (p. 280) Most employees will be members of a formal group based on their seniority in the organization. FALSE Most employees become a member of a formal group based on their position in the organization. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #4 1
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5. (p. 281) The authority relationship between a senior nurse and her subordinates is an example of a task group. FALSE This is an example of a command group. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #5 6. (p. 281) A task group is comprised of employees who work together to complete a particular task or project. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #6 7. (p. 281) The doctors assigned to duty in the emergency room of a hospital constitute an interest group. FALSE The doctors assigned to duty in the emergency room of a hospital constitute a task group. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #7 8. (p. 281) The objectives of interest groups are closely related to those of the organization. FALSE The objectives of interest groups are not related to those of the organization; they are related to the objectives of the group members. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #8 9. (p. 282) Proximity makes it easier to determine areas of common attraction. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #9 2
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10. (p. 282) In many cases, groups form because individuals believe they can derive greater economic benefits from their jobs if they organize. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #10 11. (p. 282) Unlike individuals, groups do not learn from experience. FALSE Groups learn just as individuals do. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #11 12. (p. 283) It is essential that conflict be suppressed during the storming stage. FALSE The conflict that typifies storming should be managed, not suppressed. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #12 13. (p. 284) Factors that may influence the pattern of group development include the environment in which the group operates and group members' awareness of time and deadlines. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 10 #13 14. (p. 285) All else being equal, homogenous groups are less likely to be cohesive than heterogeneous ones.
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