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PROJ 330 week 8 final exam answers

PROJ 330 week 8 final exam answers


Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) Which is not a defining characteristic of a team? (Points : 5)


They exist to achieve a shared goal.

Teams are bounded and stable over time.

Teams are not interdependent.

Team members have the authority to manage their own work and internal processes.


Question 2. 2. (TCO 1) Critical success factors for self-managing teams include: (Points : 5)


Team Goals

Team Rewards

Strategy norms

A, B, and C


Question 3. 3. (TCO 2) Team design: (Points : 5)


includes the basic structure of the organization

refers to the observable structure of the team

is the personality of a team

includes the unstated, implicit aspects of the team


Question 4. 4. (TCO 2) Social inhibition occurs when: (Points : 5)


at a precise point between boredom with a task and intense pressure

teams perceive their goals as a challenge

a person is highly engaged in a task

people are the center of attention and are concerned with discrepancies between their performance and standards of excellence


Question 5. 5. (TCO 3 ) An example of team coaching is: (Points : 5)


negating for resources

holding a press meeting before a new product is released

giving instructions on how to complete a task

reducing turnover in groups


Question 6. 6. (TCO 3) Guidelines for delegation include: (Points : 5)


Discussing tasks in terms of what’s in it for others

Setting specific goals with subordinates

Passing on challenges and responsibility

All of the above


Question 7. 7. (TCO 4) Types of newcomer roles include: (Points : 5)





all of the above


Question 8. 8. (TCO 4) ___is the process of how individuals enter into and then leave teams. (Points : 5)



Psychological safety


Group socialization


Question 9. 9. (TCO 5) Goals should be articulated in the form of: (Points : 5)


a team staffing plan.

on-line planning.

a team charter.



Question 10. 10. (TCO 5) _____are those in which the key objective is to create something, think out of the box, and question assumptions. (Points : 5)


Creative teams

Problem solving teams

Strategic teams

Performance teams


Question 11. 11. (TCO 6) The most common decision rule is: (Points : 5)


a moral judgment


majority rule

best member rule


Question 12. 12. (TCO 6) Three key symptoms of groupthink are: (Points : 5)


pressures toward uniformity

overestimation of the group and close-mindedness

a and b

selection bias


Question 13. 13. (TCO 7) Advantages of boundary spanning networks include: (Points : 5)


Greater innovation

Leverages scrutiny

A & B

Redundant communication


Question 14. 14. (TCO 7) Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? (Points : 5)


In bureaucratic organizations, boundary spanners need to network laterally and hierarchically.

Advice, friendship, and trust ties are mutually exclusive.

Friendship ties are close interpersonal ties between people.

A & C


Question 15. 15. (TCO 7) Gender relationships include gender specific activities such as: (Points : 5)


Playing golf

Evening dinner gatherings

A & B

None of the above

age 2


Question 1. 1. (TCO 8) Indirect speech acts are: (Points : 5)


Situations where people do the majority of the talking.

A good means for effective communications.

Ways in which people ask others to do things in an indirect way.

Related to understanding symbols.


Question 2. 2. (TCO 8) Which statement(s) are true about team longevity? (Points : 5)


Natural biases do not affect teamwork.

A certain amount of familiarity is necessary for teams to work together in a productive fashion.

Teams don’t necessarily need a shared knowledge base.



Question 3. 3. (TCO 8) The two considerations in terms of mental models that members have about actual work are: (Points : 5)


Accuracy of the model

Divergent alternatives among team members

Degree of correspondence between members’ models

A & C


Question 4. 4. (TCO 8) Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? (Points : 5)


EBS will solve many problems for an organization.

Larger EBS groups do not generate as many ideas as do smaller groups.

Smaller EBS groups do not generate as many ideas as do larger groups.

EBS will not create any new problems for an organization.


Question 5. 5. (TCO 8) Ways in which people conspire and therefore fail in brainstorming include: (Points : 5)


Failing to abide by the rules of brainstorming

Slack off of production

Conformance in ideas

All of the above.


Question 6. 6. (TCO 8) How does a manager ensure teams develop an accurate TMS? (Points : 20)

Question 7. 7. (TCO 8) What is conservative realism? (Points : 20)

Question 8. 8. (TCO 7) What are the three specific types of ties in which people in teams bond? (Points : 20)

Question 9. 9. (TCO 1) Give an example of organizations that use each of the four types of teams described in Chapter 1. How is this type of team structure used by each organization? Give specific examples, including specific companies or industries. (Points : 30)

Question 10. 10. (TCO 3) There are five types of decision styles. Describe key characteristics of each of these decision styles. What style is most effective? Why? Provide examples to prove your point. (Points : 30)

Question 11. 11. (TCO 6) What are some key strategies a project manager can use to avoid the escalation of commitment pitfall? Please briefly describe each strategy and provide relevant examples. (Points : 30)


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