Organizational Behavior and Leadership Quiz Questions Essay

1200 Words Mar 18th, 2014 5 Pages
Employees A and B work together on the same project team. When the team faces a complex and difficult problem, the team leader usually asks B to generate alternative solutions for the team to consider. Experience has shown that B actively searches for additional information and is more likely to take initiative and to feel that the team can effectively influence the outcomes of its actions. Employee A tends to do well on jobs that are well structured and routine and feels that the outcomes of the team's actions are determined by luck or chance.
Employee A exhibits an external locus of control, and employee B exhibits an internal locus of control.

Employee B was upset by Employee A's behavior at the department's planning meeting.
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However, they overlooked other abilities of team members required for accomplishing the work.
Which ability necessary for team members was overlooked?
Propensity for social loafing

When organizing a team to develop a new quality control system, management wanted to assign team members having characteristics common to effective teams.
Which list specifies common characteristics of effective teams?
A climate of trust, members who fill role demands, and a large team size
A company switched from assembly lines to self-managed work teams.
What can team members do to improve the synergy and success of their teams?
Assign individual roles rather than mutual team roles

A company is changing their work organization from employees working individually to the use of teams.
Which reward system could be used to foster long-term team effectiveness?
Reward system that rewards both individual and group activity

Management is considering a reorganization of sales regions and plans to allow employees to live and work in their respective sales territories throughout the United States. However, the vice president of sales wants the regionally-dispersed agents to participate in weekly sales meetings.
Which type of teams should be organized?
Virtual teams

What is the optimal method for maximizing team member participation in a

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