Test 2 | Management homework help

 

Psychological sexual harassment occurs when sex-related behavior interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Group of answer choices

True
False

 

Executives in the low end of the stress range, report less serious medical problems.

Group of answer choices

True
False

 

Job skills and knowledge are not the only factors to consider in employee selection, in order to ensure person-environment fit.

Group of answer choices

True
False

 

Which of the following Big Five personality dimensions is most clearly related to stress?

Group of answer choices

Emotional stability
Conscientiousness
Agreeableness
Extroversion

Two major components of a Type A Behavior Pattern are:

Group of answer choices

Impatience and arrogance

Ambition and hostility

Ambition and arrogance

Impatience and hostility

 

The degree of cohesiveness in a group ________.

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typically is not related to performance
can have either positive or negative effects on performance
has negative effects on performance
has positive effects on performance

 

The degree of conformity with group norms can be influenced by cultural factors.

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True
False

 

________ teams are formed specifically to deal with problems.

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Consignment
Mission
Problem-solving
Quest

  

Quality circles usually have ________ members.

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1 to 5
6 to 12
5 to 10
15 or more

 

In the context of teams, the acronym SMT refers to ________ teams.

Group of answer choices

self-managed
selective membership
single member
serial-methods

 

One group may hold the most power because it ________.

Group of answer choices

has allied with other groups
is higher up in the organizational hierarchy
controls critical resources
Any or all of the choices are correct.

 

________ interdependence requires one group to complete its task before another group can complete its task.

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Dysfunctional
Pooled
Sequential
Reciprocal

 

You can improve your cross-cultural negotiation by ________.

Group of answer choices

assuming authority
opening conversations using a dominating approach
identifying if there is one decision maker or if group consensus is required
All of the choices are correct.

 

A lack of disagreement can lead to suboptimum performance and inferior decision making.

Group of answer choices

True
False

 

Accommodation as a response to conflict should never be used as it projects weakness.

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True
False

 

During ________, a third party has the power to impose an agreement.

Group of answer choices

conciliation
arbitration
consultation
mediation

 

In impression management, ________ is used to create the impression that you are participative and that you want, value, and respect input from the person you are trying to influence.

Group of answer choices

inspiration
ingratiation
consultation
pressure

 

There is nothing wrong with the acquisition and use of power if it is done in a professional and ________ manner.

Group of answer choices

logical
ethical
consistent
systematic

 

If a potential behavior cannot pass the three ethical criteria it may still be considered ethical in the particular situation if it passes the criterion of ________.

Group of answer choices

do no harm
overwhelming factors
extreme need
strategic contingencies

 

Forecasting is an example of coping by ________.

Group of answer choices

deflection
prevention
information
absorption

 

If an organization can obtain alternative sources of the ________ to perform the job done by a subunit, that subunit’s power will be diminished.

Group of answer choices

information
resources
skill
All of the choices are correct.

 

Individuals who influence decision-making processes and their outcomes must have formal authority.

Group of answer choices

True
False

 

Physical cues such as distance, posture, and gestures indicate the ________ of the emotion being expressed.

Group of answer choices

intensity
type
origin
All of the choices are correct.

 

When an organization communicates a high-level communication after reaching a conclusion, an employee will ________ the decision.

Group of answer choices

accept
reject, or passively resist
embrace, endure, or resist
All of the above are correct.

 

Noise can be thought of as those factors that distort the intended message.

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True
False

 

Texting is typically more expensive than other forms of advertising.

Group of answer choices

True
False

 

In an organizational framework, the communicator is an employee, manager, or customer with ________.

Group of answer choices

ideas, intention and status
ideas, intentions, information and a purpose for communicating
a higher status than the receiver
ideas, intentions, information

 

Corporate use of instant messaging (IM) is expected to grow rapidly for all of the following reasons except:

Group of answer choices

Responses are more accurate than verbal communication
IM is an inexpensive alternative to travel
IM offers real-time communication among geographically dispersed employees
IM demands the immediate attention of its users

 

The most important critique of SLT may be ________.

Group of answer choices

concerning its actual effectiveness (i.e. does it work?)
the validity of the LPC instrument is unclear
questions regarding the adaptability of people in leadership positions
its lack of intuitive appeal

 

Mike has demonstrated a high level of capability and motivation concerning a particular task. According to SLT, which of the following leadership styles would fit best Mike’s “readiness” to complete the task?

Group of answer choices

Empowering
Delegating
Telling
Selling

 

All of the following leaders were considered charismatic except:

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Adolf Hitler
Winston Churchill
President George W. Bush
President John F. Kennedy

 

Early path-goal work led to development of a theory involving all of the following types of leader behavior except:

Group of answer choices

Directive
Dictatorial
Participative
Supportive

 

Supervisors who score high on initiating structure tend to receive high proficiency ratings from superiors, but also have more employee grievances filed against them.

Group of answer choices

True
False

 

It has been argued that an important part of the leader’s job is to clarify for subordinates the kind of behavior most likely to result in goal accomplishment. This activity is referred to as ________.

Group of answer choices

pathing
"telling"
clarification
path clarification

 Why, according to Ibarra, do the best leaders work as a bridge between their team and its external environment? Do you agree? Please explain why or  why not. Please use a personal example to support your answer. 

 Ibarra writes, “the idea + the process + you = success in leading change”. What does she mean by this? Please provide an example from your own career to support your answer. 

 How can the six degrees of freedom principle expand your network? Please share a personal career experience that typifies this. 

 Ibarra mentions that the classic definition of authenticity is “being true to oneself”, the second definition is “sincerity”, and a third definition is “being true to one’s values and purpose”.  What are your thoughts on authenticity and why does it matter in terms of understanding Ibarra’s book? 

 

Bruce Lee, the martial arts legend, had a mantra – “be like water”.

What did he mean? Do you agree? How is it related to Ibarra’s book? How might it make you a better leader? Please provide personal examples to support your ideas.

 Ibarra describes The transition process (see figure 5-3). What do you think about it? Do you agree with it? How can you use it to become a better leader? Please use personal examples to support your argument.View keyboard shortcutsEditViewInsertFormatToolsTable12ptParagraph
 

 What is one take-away from this course that you are using already? How is it making you a better leader? Please provide personal examples to support your answer.View keyboard shortcutsEditViewInsertFormatToolsTable12ptParagraph
 

 What is one question that you would like to ask your classmates? Why? How will it make everyone better leaders?View keyboard shortcutsEditViewInsertFormatToolsTable12ptParagraph
 

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