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The decision procedure that empowers...
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The decision procedure that empowers a subordinate the most is
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joint decision-making.

proactive consultation.

delegation.

reactive consultation.

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Question 2



What was found in the research of participative leadership?
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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

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Question 3



What is the most likely benefit from using participation in decision making?
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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.

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Question 4


Substantial delegation is most likely to occur when
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the task is important

subordinate jobs are highly interdependent

the manager is confident and secure

work procedures are highly standardized

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Question 5


Which of the following is not likely to be a benefit from using delegation?
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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

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Question 6


Which of the following is not a guideline for how to delegate effectively?
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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

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Question 7



A manager should not delegate tasks that are
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unpleasant

symbolically important

complex and difficult

urgent but not important

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Question 8


Decisions about what to delegate to a subordinate are most likely to be influenced by
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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

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Question 9


Which employee trait is least likely to facilitate effective empowerment?
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high need for achievement

high self acceptance

external locus of control orientation

relevant technical knowledge

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Question 10


Which was not recommended as a guideline for psychological empowerment?
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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

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