MSL630 Week 1 Quiz

Unit 1 Quiz

  • Due Oct 27 at 11:59pm
  • Points 10
  • Questions 12
  • Available Oct 21 at 12am – Nov 3 at 11:59pm 14 days
  • Time Limit 20 Minutes


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Score for this quiz: 10 out of 10
Submitted Oct 23 at 6:18pm
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Question 1

1 / 1 pts
When it comes to teamwork, interdependence means:

the team has an identifiable membership.

only one individual in the group will assume responsibility for the project outcome.

the success of individual efforts is the only important goal for members.

team members cannot achieve their goals single-handedly.

Question 2

1 / 1 pts
With regard to the defining characteristics of a team, all of the following are true EXCEPT:

teams exist to achieve a shared goal.

team members are interdependent regarding the achievement of a goal.

team members do not have the authority to manage their own work and internal processes.

teams are bounded and stable over a period of time.

Question 3

1 / 1 pts
In manager-led teams, the team members:

execute a task.

monitor and manage the performance of the team.

design the team as a performing unit.

design the organizational context.

Question 4

1 / 1 pts
The most common type of team is a(n):

cross-functional team.

operations team.

middle-management team.

service team.

Question 5

1 / 1 pts
A cardiac surgery team is an example of a ________ team; the Sandia Nuclear Weapons laboratory team is an example of a ________ team.

problem-solving; creative

tactical; creative

problem-solving; tactical

tactical; problem-solving

Question 6

1 / 1 pts
One of the biggest threats to creative teams is the uneven participation of members.



Question 7

1 / 1 pts
The most common type of team is an operations team, followed by cross-functional, service and lastly, middle management teams.



Question 8

1 / 1 pts
Clearly defined goals are the essence of great teamwork. Which of the following statements is the best answer about how goals should be articulated by teams?

Goals should not be clearly articulated, but rather members should be free to interpret them creatively.

Goals should be complex, and contain several objectives.

Goals should be simple and specify ends, but not means.

Goals should be simple and specify means, but not ends.

Question 9

0.5 / 0.5 pts
A situational example of team coaching is a:

product team holds a meeting to discuss product messaging and brand before a new product is announced in the press.

team discusses a competitor’s brand strategy.

manager personally coordinates the work of their team.

manager negotiates the acquisition of resources for their team.

Question 10

0.5 / 0.5 pts
Two key types of chronic goals are ________, in which a person attempts to achieve desired positive outcomes and ________, in which a person attempts to avoid negative outcomes.

performance-prove goals; faultline goals

tactical goals; crisis goals

self-managing goals; structural adaptation goals

promotion goals; prevention goals

Question 11

0.5 / 0.5 pts
Leaders consistently struggle with the question of how many people to put on a team. Which of the following best describes the team scaling fallacy?

A team’s ability to adapt their strategy in the face of change and upheaval.

As team size increases, people increasingly underestimate the number of labor hours required to complete projects.

Adding more members of a team increases productivity but also increases the expense of the team relative to the gains on the project.

Team productivity is always more innovative and productive than the sum of its members working as individuals.

Question 12

0.5 / 0.5 pts
As group size increases, ________ also increases in a negatively accelerating fashion, such that each additional person who agrees with the majority has ________ overall influence.

conformity; less

interpersonal congruence; more

conflict; equal amounts of

interdependence; more
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