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Chapter 20. Unit summary: Decision-makin... > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

1: You are the leader of a project team that is deciding whether to develop and release a new version of the existing MECA software project or to discontinue the project entirely. The management wants a team of technical employees to analyze the situation. However, your team wants to discontinue the MECA project and focus on creating a more efficient product. What would be your next course of action?
  1. Create alternatives to accomplish team goal

  2. Listen to everybody’s concerns and perspectives

  3. Formulate a response to various concerns

  4. Look for tension points or quiet members

2: Identify the methods of decision-making.
  1. Random choice

  2. Consensus

  3. Conceptualization

  4. Voting

  5. Filling

  6. Ranking

3: State the advantage of obtaining total agreement on a decision.
4: Which method of decision-making is orderly and allows every member to have input in the decision?
  1. Consensus

  2. Voting

  3. Ranking

  4. Authority

5: Conflict can be healthy within a team when it encourages team members to think through their ideas before deciding on a solution. True or False?




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