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Chapter 11. Unit summary: Effectiveness,... > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

1: Team members who do not participate in a virtual meeting because other team members have more power than them are being influenced by the ________ factor.
  1. Level of motivation

  2. Social status

  3. Knowledge and preparedness

  4. Opportunity to contribute

2: Which guideline can virtual team members apply to help each other remember important information?
  1. Accept differences and unique characteristics of others

  2. Argue for meetings with ample time for discussion

  3. Use online documents during meetings

  4. Suggest the team use technologies with anonymity features for brainstorming

3: Decision-making in virtual teams is different from decision-making in traditional teams because _____________________.
  1. Virtual teams follow hierarchical processes when making decisions

  2. Virtual teams do not use creativity when making decisions

  3. Virtual teams must consult stakeholders before making decisions

  4. Virtual teams work with less direction from upper management

4: Virtual teams should establish objectives that _________________.
  1. Help form and maintain the teams

  2. Offer the teams a broad direction

  3. Give the teams a sense of purpose

  4. Are tailored to action and quantifiable results

5: Which method of decision-making should be used more frequently in virtual teams than in traditional teams?
  1. Consensus

  2. Ranking

  3. Voting

  4. Authority

6: Virtual teams should brainstorm ideas by using low-interaction technologies to __________________.
  1. Unite the teams into collaborative entities

  2. Alleviate social pressures

  3. Provide the time needed to discuss every viewpoint

  4. Limit the opportunity for random discussions

7: Which factor influences a virtual team’s social dynamics by combining members who have unique routines and assumptions?
  1. Environment

  2. Composition

  3. Time

8: Which factor influences a virtual team’s social dynamics by using a technology that offers anonymity when expressing opinions?
  1. Environment

  2. Composition

  3. Time

9: Team members can help each other contribute to a meeting by ____________.
  1. Commenting on the cultural differences of members

  2. Dominating the conversation that is taking place in the meeting

  3. Encouraging each other to send their opinions prior to the meeting

  4. Limiting the time spent by each member on sharing information

10: Team members can ____________________ to increase each other’s motivation.
  1. Ask each other specific questions prior to a meeting

  2. Advocate the structuring of meetings

  3. Choose not to participate if their ideas are not considered

  4. Limit the time spent by each member on sharing information

11: What is the third step in the decision-making process?
  1. Establish rules

  2. Identify major causes

  3. Develop potential solutions

  4. Make evaluations and adjustments




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