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A group of six faculty members of a university who loves music and bring their musical instruments at a place outside the university, and play for a few hours every Saturday evening

Question:1. A group of six faculty members of a university who loves music and bring their musical instruments at a place outside the university, and play for a few hours every Saturday evening. This is an example of: a) Formal group b) Command group c) Task group d) Informal group

2. A group of faculty of five faculty members from different departments coordinating and preparing the semester enrollment program of the university. This is an example of: a) Formal group b) Command group c) Task group d) Informal group

3. The economics area of a university consisting of six faculty members and an area chairman is an example of one classification of group. a) Formal group b) Command group c) Task group d) Informal group

4. A group consisting of a sales supervisor and his ten salesmen best described what type of formal group? a) Formal group b) Command group c) Task group d) Informal group

5. Employees with young children grouping together to present a unified front to management for some benefits like allowances for child care is an example of what type of Informal group? a) Interest group b) Friendship group c) Task group d) Command group

6. The following are the reasons why People form groups EXCEPT; a) Attraction b) Motivation c) Proximity d) Economics

7. Members may get involved in competition for desired assignments and disagreements over appropriate behaviors and responsibilities related to task performance. What type of stages of group development best described this example:

a. Performing b. Norming c. Storming d. Forming

8. Which one of the following characteristics is part of the definition of a group? a)  Interdependent effort b)  Individual goals c)  Personal accountability d)  Independent behavior

9. While business firms have traditionally been organized around ________, athletic groups have long recognized the importance of ________ . a)  Groups; teamwork b)  Individuals; teamwork c)  Management; individual d)  Work groups; individuals

10. All of the following statements help to explain the current popularity of teams except: a) Teams are a way to better utilize employee talents. b) Teams expertly focus on individual performance. c) Teams can quickly assemble, deploy, refocus and disband. d) Teams are more flexible and responsive to changing events.

11. You are a member of a work team whose goal is to improve the efficiency of the production process. Your team is best described as: a) production-oriented. b) self-managed. c) cross-functional. d) problem-solving.

12. The stages of group development are: a)  initiating, storming, norming, performing, adjourning. b)  initiation, evolution, maturation, and decline c)  forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning. d)  idea generation, implementation, and termination.

13. A person getting appointed to a discipline committee, person who is helping to form a medical mission, person who is gradually becoming a part of a choral group over a period of months. What stages of group development best describe the above examples? a. Performing b. Norming c. Storming d. Forming

14. Hostility, infighting, tension, and confrontation this are the typical example of ; a) Performing b) Norming c) Storming d) Forming

15. “Lets develop the reputation of an audit team that is the most professional and objective in the industry” This is an example of a) Performing b) Norming c) Storming d) Forming

16. This stage is an applicable to temporary groups such as committee, project groups, task forces. a) Adjourning b) Norming c) Storming d) Forming

17. Maintaining the relationship as long as it is profitable is a) Balance theory b) Social exchange theory c) Team- role theory d) Social comparison

18. The following statements best described the process observer as a role within a group EXCEPT; a) He is the first member affected when the group is starting to fail in doing its function. b) He is the first to acknowledge excellent group performance c) Look at how group function d) He listens actively to presentations made by other members

19. In the second stage of group development: a)  the group demonstrates cohesiveness. b)  close relationships are developed. d)  intragroup conflict often occurs.

20. Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Theory by William Schultz Proposed the following statements EXCEPT; a) They determined how people treat others and how people what others to treat them b) Control is the need to dominate others but also the willingness to let others be dominant. c) Affection is a desire to be like by themselves. d) Inclusion refers to people’s desire to join with others.

21. If companies value teamwork, then promotions, pay raises, and other forms of recognition should be given to individuals for how effectively the work as: a)  managers b)  team members c)  leaders d)  group members

22. One of the three interpersonal needs reflected in the fundamental interpersonal relations orientation behaviour needs is the need for a) order b) harmony c) creativity d) control

23. According to social comparison theory, people engage in social comparison for a variety of reason Except: a) to evaluate others qualities b) to set personal goals c) to help other people d) to confirm their belief that their are superior to others.

24. A type of teams which consist of 5 to 12 employees from the same department who meet for a few hours each week to discuss ways of improving quality, efficiency and work environment. a) Virtual teams b) Problem solving teams c) Cross functional teams d) Self managed teams

25. A type of team that is empowered to make decisions about work schedules, task allocations, job skills training, performance evaluation, selection of new members and controlling quality of work. a) Virtual teams b) Problem solving teams c) Cross functional teams d) Self managed teams  26. Email, group ware, videoconferencing, electronic brainstorming is an example of this type of team. a) Virtual teams b) Problem solving teams c) Cross functional teams d) Self managed teams

27. A team supervisor coming from the design, manufacturing and purchasing uints of the company, plus a representative form a major supplier. This is an example of ; a) Virtual teams b) Problem solving teams c) Cross functional teams d) Self managed teams

28. A theory in group research that stressed the role played by the group members motivations; habits, goals, expectations, etc. a) Cognitive b) Motivational c) Behavioral d) Systems

29. A theory in group research that stressed the role on individual mental processes used to organize and give meaning to environmental factors acting upon the group. a) Cognitive b) Motivational c) Behavioral d) Systems

30. A theory in group research that stress the role of organizational systems and inter-relationships between members on the behavior of people in groups. a) Cognitive b) Motivational c) Behavioral d) Systems

31. A group of people whose job is to define parameters of a task and make recommendations is a(n): a) task group b) committee c) ad hoc group d) work group    32. Being aware of and understanding the roles people have assumed in the group enables a group leader to: a. decide on who is in line for a reward, promotion, or transfer b) better analyze why a group is or is not performing well c) assign different roles to different individuals d) gain greater support and cooperation from group members  33. The following statements are TRUE in developing effective teams EXCEPT; a) Team size must be kept as small as possible. b) Team must have sense of accountability c) Team members must have a sense of common purpose. d) Team must be strict in developing its work procedures

34 “Why should I work so hard when the others are goofing off” This attitude is an example of; a) Group polarization b) Social loafing c) Group think d) Delphi technique

35. A group of employees who were seeking more generous benefits may decide as a group that the company should become an industry leader in employee benefits when benefits are being reduced. This is an example of; a) Group polarization b) Social loafing c) Group think d) Delphi technique

36. While working with a hospital administrator, An IT person faced resistance to installing new software because the administrator was not involved in the decision-making process. What types of stages of group development best describe this example? a) Performing b) Norming c) Storming d) Forming

37. A motivated team member repeatedly feels others are relying on them to do most of the work, He might deliberately reduce his workload and even stop collaborating with group members because his no longer want to feel exploited by the less productive members. This is an example of; a) Group think b) Group polarization c) Delphi technique d) Social loafing

38. Mr. A has a secure job with a modest, though adequate, salary. He is offered a job with a new company which has a highly uncertain future. The new job would pay more to start and could eventually lead to a share in the ownership. This is an example of; a) Group think b) Group polarization c) Delphi technique d) Social loafing

39. Some difficult cuts needed to be made in the school board budget and everyone on the board knew that there had to be consensus and cooperation. Even though many members disagreed with certain proposals, each one met with unanimous support or defeat. To preserve cooperation, no one offered conflicting viewpoints. Which of the following concepts is best described by this example? a) Group polarization b) Fundamental attribution error c) Groupthink d) Role schema

40. The following statements are the characteristics that contribute to their uniqueness and effectiveness work group EXCEPT? a) Team Efficacy b) Right Mix and Size c) Dependence d) Group cohesiveness

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