What was found in the research of participative leadership?
participative leadership does not affect subordinate performance
the results were inconsistend and inconclusive
the more participation a leader uses, the more satisfied subordinates will be
participative leadership substantially improves subordinate performance
What is the most likely benefit from using participation in decision making?
the decision will be made more quickly
the quality of the decision will be better
there will be greater agreement among the participants.
there will be more dicision acceptance by participants.
Substantial delegation is most likely to occur when
the task is important
subordinate jobs are highly interdependent
the manager is confident and secure
work procedures are highly standardized
Which of the following is not likely to be a benefit from using delegation?
more development of the subordinate's skills
less responsibility for an overloaded manager
increased commitment by the subordinate
more efficient time management for the manager
Which of the following is not a guideline for how to delegate effectively?
specify the subordinate's scope of authority and limits of discretion.
tell the subordinate to report any problems immediately
explain the new responsibilities and the expected results
arrange for the subordinate to receive relevant information
A manager should not delegate tasks that are
complex and difficult
urgent but not important
Decisions about what to delegate to a subordinate are most likely to be influenced by
how much the subordinate wants the assignment
how competent and trustworthy the subordinate is
how much the manager is overloaded with extra work
how long the subordinate has worked for the manager
Which employee trait is least likely to facilitate effective empowerment?
high need for achievement
high self acceptance
external locus of control orientation
relevant technical knowledge
Which was not recommended as a guideline for psychological empowerment?
provide direct access to relevant information
provide adequate resources to support the work
encourage initiative and problem solving by employees
ensure that control systems are functioning properly