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Try this simple test to discover your skills!!!

 

 1.     A _________ is a collection of people who come together to accomplish a specific goal.

 

Committee

 

Task force

 

Command force

 

Team

 

Team

 

Command force

 

Task force

 

Committee

 

2.     A(n) ______ is a formal group of members who interact at a high level and work together intensely to achieve a common group goal.

 

Team

 

Command group

 

Interest group

 

Self- managed work group

 

Interest group

 

Command group

 

Self- managed work group

 

Team

 

3.     A _________ is a collection of organizational members who enjoy each other's company and socialize with each other (often both on and off the job).

 

Friendship group

 

Command group

 

Team

 

Task force

 

Team

 

Task force

 

Command group

 

Friendship group

 

 

4.     Group _________ is the shared belief group members have about the ability of the group to achieve its goals and objectives.

 

Status

 

Efficacy

 

Performance

 

Functioning

 

Efficacy

 

Status

 

Functioning

 

Performance

 

5.     Social __________ is the effect the physical presence of others has on an individual's performance.

 

Facilitation

 

Pressure

 

Observation

 

Influence

 

Observation

 

Pressure

 

Influence

 

Facilitation

 

6.     When individuals are stimulated by the presence of other group members, their performance of difficult, complex, or novel tasks and behaviors is ________.

 

Not affected

 

Enhanced

 

Neutralized

 

Impaired

 

Impaired

 

Enhanced

 

Not affected

 

Neutralized

 

7.     Individuals who make above-average contributions to the group are given ________ credit, which is the freedom to violate group norms without being punished.

 

Irrational

 

Idiosyncrasy

 

Incidental

 

Incremental

 

Idiosyncrasy

 

Incremental

 

Incidental

 

Irrational

 

8.     Research shows groups can _______ by allowing members who deviate from the norms to air their views.

 

Destruct

 

Benefit

 

Detonate

 

Divide

 

Destruct

 

Divide

 

Detonate

 

Benefit

 

 

 

9.     Conformity is _____ when norms help a group control and influence its members' behavior so that the group can accomplish its goals.

 

Detrimental

 

Neutral

 

Good

 

Bad

 

Neutral

 

Good

 

Bad

 

Detrimental

 

10.   When ________ tactics are used, newcomers must figure out and develop their own way of behaving.

 

Serial

 

Disjunctive

 

Formal

 

Sequential

 

Disjunctive

 

Serial

 

Formal

 

Sequential

 

11.   Every gathering of individuals is a group.

 

True

 

False

 

12.   The last stage of group development is performing.

 

True

 

False

 

13.   The first stage of group development is forming.

 

True

 

False

 

14.   Group function is the work that a group contributes to the accomplishment of organizational goals

 

True

 

False

 

15.   The more important the task performed by a work group, the higher the group's status in the organization.

 

True

 

False

 

16.   When a group has low efficacy, there is nothing that can be done to improve it.

 

True

 

False

 

17.   All of the behaviors expected of a role occupant are the role occupant's functions.

 

True

 

False

 

18.   A large part of a person's role in a group is known in the beginning.

 

True

 

False

 

19.   Development of group rules is usually completed at the beginning of a group.

 

True

 

False

 

20.   When group norms exist, members do not have to waste time wondering what to do in a given situation, as the norms will guide their actions.

 

True

 

False

 

21.   Explain the phenomena known as idiosyncrasy credit.

 

22.   Explain how member conformity to group norms is beneficial to the group.

 

23.   How can allowing group members who violate group norms to air their views help the group?