MGMT PRACTICE EXAM
I have attached the PRACTICE MIDTERM QUESTIONS (with important notes from the professor). I have also attached a RUBRIC and a PDF of the course TEXTBOOK to the order in the upload section. PLEASE reference the above sources for guidance. Please read the professor’s notes. Please follow the guidance provided. Also, please attach the link(s) to the articles/sources that you used in the paper to the order. You can use the internet and/or the library database. The book is not included in the above 4 sources. Each question response should be at least 100-150 words or with proper APA formatted in-text citations and references. Note: No APA title page needed. **
Opening the article is not needed for this question.
According to Braun, Hernandez Bark, Kirchner, Stegmann, and van Dick (2019), employees preferred an increase in face to face communication with their supervisors than what they currently had.
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Probably the most straightforward implication of the present research is that leaders should reflect on the communication channels they use and the quality of their communication. They should consider using more face-to-face and less electronic communication with their employees and they should account for the fit between communication situation and channel. Even when face-to-face communication is favored by employees in most cases—sometimes email is superior, for instance, when rehearsability or reprocessability of a message is important or when the receiver of the message might prefer to be alone when he or she gets it, because of a possible unpleasant situation triggered by emotional arousal or difficulties in responding directly with eloquence.
In cases where direct face-to-face communication would be preferable, but is not possible, for example, because leader and employee work in different locations, tools like video conferences or video chat could compensate at least for some of the shortcomings of email or telephone regarding the relationship of leader and employee, because they allow cues like facial expression, body language, and tone of voice. First positive results regarding the use of video chat in romantic long-distance relationships (Neustaedter& Greenberg, 2012) support this idea.
Also and maybe even more important, leaders should critically examine whether the quality of their communication, especially via electronic channels, is high enough to fulfill the needs of their employees regarding leadership, clarity, and reliability.
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With the increase in e-leadership and global teams, which of the practical applications mentioned on p.74 and 75 (above quote) would work best in your current organization or a prior organization that you have been a part of? Do you have any other strategies that would work better than what was suggested in the article?
(This is an opinion question)
Braun, S., Hernandez Bark, A., Kirchner, A., Stegmann, S., & van Dick, R. (2019). Emails from the boss – curse or blessing? Relations between communication channels, leader evaluation, and employees’ attitudes. International Journal of Business Communication, 56(1), 50–81. https://doi-org.uncfsu.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/2329488415597516
Reflect on the topic of diversity within your business briefing group and discuss how it played a role in the development of your business briefings. (This is not an opinion question, do your research, and use the research to support your argument)
Robbins and Judge p. 156 discussed various types of teams. Of the five types of teams mentioned, I understand most of what they explained, and I understand which the best type of team for my organization. Which of the five types: Problem-Solving Teams, Self-Managed Work Teams, Cross-Functional Teams, Virtual Teams, Multiteam Systems would work best in your current organization or a prior organization that you have been involved with? (This is not an opinion question, do your research, and use the research to support your argument)
I am new to this organization and we are having issues within the organization. Please explain to me how you understand organizational politics and the effects they have on the organization both positively and negatively. (This is not an opinion question, do your research, and use the research to support your argument)
You are the supervisor of the most productive team in the organization. Another supervisor wants to block your progress and is causing conflicts. Explain the types of workplace conflicts and then specifically discuss this type of conflict. (This is not an opinion question, do your research, and use the research to support your argument)
An organizational culture can be strong, or it can be weak. You are the leader of [Your name] corporation. Discuss how to deal with a toxic organizational environment and give an example from your current or a prior organization that you have been involved with. Do you agree with the results research that you found? (This is not an opinion question, do your research, and use the research to support your argument)
In the last the question you discussed a toxic work environment. Changing an organizational environment is sometimes necessary. Now, you are a middle manager tasked with changing your department. Discuss how to reduce the stress of employees when change is occurring. (This is not an opinion question, do your research, and use the research to support your argument)
I am the project manager at XYZ and I am smartest person that I know. I only read information that agrees that I am right and make my mind up quickly based on the first, easily found, information that I find. What could possibly be wrong with the way that I decide things and how might I improve? (This is not an opinion question, do your research, and use the research to support your argument)
*****Each question is worth 25 total points with 23.75 associated with the quality of your response and 1.25 for your APA, which means that the APA is 5% of your grade.
Please consider the Covid-19 (New Normal) in your responses****