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MGT 312 WEEK 1 KNOWLEDGE CHECK STUDY GUIDE
MGT 312 Week 1 Knowledge Check Study Guide
One of the four managerial functions involves grouping employees into departments and
teams according to their skills and capabilities. This grouping is done to ensure that
cooperation and communication are optimized for the accomplishment of organizational
goals. Identify this managerial function.
When managers play the role of coach or mentor, which managerial function are they
Daniel is a project manager at Portrait Inc., an advertising agency. His
eight-member-team is currently working on a new campaign, but it fails to meet its
deadline. With the various organizational behavior tools at his disposal, Daniel is able to
identify that the cause for the team’s failure was its inability to work together. To correct
this situation, Daniel divides the team into pairs of workers and assigns each pair a
different and more specific task. In this scenario, which managerial function is Daniel
What is true about the nature of organizational behavior?
Organizational behavior provides guidelines for managing behavior on the basis of:
Which of the following questions does organizational behavior best help answer?
Identify an accurate statement about the nature of personality.
A collection of specific components that describes how a person generally feels, thinks,
and behaves is known as a(n):
Derek is a highly-valued employee at his company. His bosses are delighted with his
performance and believe that he is highly reliable. However, Derek’s coworkers think thathe puts too much pressure on himself. He is always stressed and has sleepless nights
due to constant worry that his work is not good enough. In addition, he prefers to spend all
his time at his desk in office and does not interact with anyone. In this scenario, which trait
of the Big Five model of personality is Derek most likely high on?
Identify a difference between Type A and Type B individuals.
Type A individuals are relaxed and calm; Type B
Which of the following individuals is likely to be most effective as a leader or manager?
Zoe, a software engineer, receives the Employee of the Quarter award at the end of the
first quarter. When her colleagues congratulate her, she states that she was just lucky
because her boss was excellent and only gave her tasks that she found easy. In this
scenario, what kind of control is Zoe demonstrating?
High deductive ability is most likely to be found in:
An example of a physical skill is:
Derive Inc. is a content management company that has a huge demand for writers and
editors. The company has just hired 100 new employees. A special team has been
selected to ensure that these employees are matched accurately with the jobs they have
the ability to do. In this scenario, for what function is the special team primarily
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