Principles of management

Question 1


The informal organizational network through which unofficial information flows is called __________.

the grapevine

the all-channel network

the wheel network

the circle network

the chain network

Question 2


Which of the following is true of impersonal written communication?

It is highest in information richness.

It is addressed to particular receivers.

It does not allow documentation of the messages exchanged.

It generally does not result in feedback.

It cannot be retrieved electronically.

20 points

Question 3


Which of the following statements is true with respect to groups and teams?

All groups are considered as teams.

Teams have no restrictions on the number of members in them, unlike groups.

The intensity with which members work together is always higher in a team than in a group.

All groups are informal and all teams are formal.

There is a specific, overriding common goal or objective for groups but not for teams.

20 points

Question 4


Which of the following cases would most likely result in a team member engaging in social loafing?

When the group is excessively large

When individual contributions to a group are identifiable

When valuable contributions of individual members are emphasized

When rewards are linked to individual performance

When the group size is at an appropriate level

20 points

Question 5


Managers can __________ by updating the production process to take advantage of new and more efficient technologies.

increase responsiveness to customers

increase efficiency

establish an electronic trail

cause information overload

lower information richness


Discuss the advantages of using teams for innovation. What is the role of managers in promoting innovation? Provide an example where you worked in a team that was innovative, or provide an example you have read about.

Please include the name of the person or question to which you are replying in the subject line


Discuss an industrial hygiene hazard in your workplace or research one that you had not thought about before this class. Discuss with you fellow students what you have learned from this class about that hazard. What actions would you like to take now that you have learned more about the hazard? 6 AND 7 ARE LESS THAN 200 WORDS


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