Question 11 pts
Which of the following statements is NOT an accurate description of team building or the team-building process?
team building is participatory.
team building is data based.
the team-building process should become an ongoing part of any team’s work agenda.
the team-building process facilitates competitive behavior within the team.
team building is an approach to continuous improvement.
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In the Vroom, Yetton, and Jago decision-making model, __________ are made when the manager or team leader uses information that he or she possesses and decides what to do without involving others.
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The __________ to team building offers opportunities for intense and concentrated effort to examine group accomplishments and operations.
informal withdrawal approach.
informal isolation approach.
formal seclusion approach.
formal retreat approach.
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In regards to decision-making, the best teams __________________________.
let the smartest person in the group make most of the decisions.
stay together as a group all of the time because they work well together.
take a short time to make decisions.
do not limit themselves to just one decision-making method, using it over and over again regardless of circumstances.
do not encourage an exchange of ideas.
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__________ is a sequence of planned activities designed to gather and analyze data on the functioning of a team and to initiate changes designed to improve teamwork and increase team effectiveness.
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__________, or the use of one’s intellect, is important in all aspects of decision making.
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__________ are simplifying strategies or “rules of thumb” used to make decisions.
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In the garbage can view of decision making, many problems go unsolved because decision makers __________ do all of the following EXCEPT:
cannot agree to match problems with solutions, make a choice, and implement the choice on a timely and consistent basis.
do not know how to resolve chronic problems.
do not want to solve chronic problems.
cannot make a choice.
cannot implement a decision on a timely and consistent basis.
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Each of the following is a characteristic of high-performance teams EXCEPT:
high-performance teams have strong core values.
high-performance teams turn a general sense of purpose into specific performance objectives.
high-performance teams have members who focus on individual effort and excellence.
members of high-performance teams have the right mix of skills.
high-performance teams possess creativity.
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In the Vroom, Yetton, and Jago decision-making model, __________ involves the manager obtaining the necessary information from subordinate(s) or other group members and then deciding on the problem solution.
variant 1 of authority decisions.
variant 2 of authority decisions.
variant 1 of consultative decisions.
variant 2 of consultative decisions.
variant 3 of authority decisions.