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Book Title: Organizational Behaviour
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4 Incorrect: 27%
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1.
A _____ is two or more individuals, interacting and interdependent, who have
come together to achieve particular objectives.
Your Answer: group
2.
A(n) _____ group is determined by the organization chart.
Your Answer: command
3.
A _____ group can cross command relationships.
Your Answer: task
4.
Which is the first stage in the five stage group formation model?
Your Answer: Forming
5.
The _____ model describes the sequence of actions taken by temporary groups
with deadlines.
Your Answer: groupthink
Correct Answer: punctuated equilibrium

The punctuated equilibrium model describes the sequence of actions taken by
temporary groups with deadlines. It suggests that group progression is
somewhat more erratic, in that activity interspersed with periods of inertia and
acceleration as the deadline looms closer.
6.
_____ are acceptable standards of behaviour that are shared by a group's
members.
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Your Answer: Norms
7.
_____ norms are associated with explicit clues on how hard to work, how to get
the job done, and the appropriate level of output.
Your Answer: Performance
8.
Dress codes and unspoken rules about when to look busy would fall under
_____ norms.
Your Answer: appearance
9.
Which of the following was NOT a conclusion of the Hawthorne studies?
Your Answer: Output increases and decreases proportionately to changes in
illumination.
10.
Groups differ in _____, the degree to which members are attracted to each
other and are motivated to stay in the group.
Your Answer: cohesiveness
11.
Which of the following is NOT an advantage of group decision making?
Your Answer: Group decisions save time.
12.
Using the criteria of _____ to measure effectiveness, individual decisions more
effective than group decisions.
Your Answer: acceptance of the final solution
Correct Answer: speed

Using the criteria of speed to measure effectiveness, individual decisions more
effective than group decisions.
13.
_____ refers to situations in which group pressures for conformity deter the
group from critically appraising unusual, minority, or unpopular views.
Your Answer: Groupthink
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14.
When is groupthink LEAST likely to occur?
Your Answer: When a group perceives a collective threat to their image
Correct Answer: When the group is very small

Groupthink is more likely to occur when there is a clear group identity, when
members hold a positive image of their group they want to protect, and when
the group perceives a collective threat to this positive image. Larger groups are
more likely to experience groupthink than smaller groups.
15.
In a(n) _____ group, members meet face-to-face and rely on both verbal and
nonverbal interaction to communicate with each other.
Your Answer: nominal
Correct Answer: interacting

In a(n) interacting group, members meet face-to-face and rely on both verbal
and nonverbal interaction to communicate with each other.
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