Friday, February 27, 2015

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Industrial Psychology Practice Quiz on Team Dynamics

Try to answer the following Industrial Psychology practice quiz on Team Dynamics. We encourage you to discuss your answer in the comment section. 

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Practice Quiz 

1) Described as group of people with different functional expertise working toward a common goal. They come from different departments or units of an organization formed to share information, come up with solutions and address, such team is called 

A.  Virtual team 
B.  Task force team
C.  Cross-functional team 
D.  Self-managed work team

2) From among the choices, which of the following does not describe an effective team   
A.  smooth interpersonal relationship
B.  some degree of resolvable conflict 
C.  a degree of social loafing
D.  concrete team goals

3) How many members are considered the most effective size for teams?

A. Up to 5 members
B. Up to 7 members
C. Up to 9 members
D. Up to 15 members

4) In order, what are stages of team formation goes through according to Tuckman?
A.  Norming, storming, forming, performing, adjourning
B.  Forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning
C.  Forming, staining, norming, performing, adjourning
D.  Founding, norming, storming, performing, adjourning

5) What is groupthink?
A. team pressure to think in a particular way   
B.  individual  compromise to fit within the group
C.  Group assembly to think and exchange ideas
D. Group solution by way of negotiation 

6) A group that is composed of individuals with voluntary membership status, having a low degree of authority, and requiring a high degree of management engagement is called 

A.  Quality circle 
B.  Virtual team
C.  Self-managed team
D.  Cross-functional team 

7) Magiliw Company  implemented team approach when it reorganized. Managers have now little involvement in directing the functioning of these teams that have some moderate authority to govern themselves with the most efficient and effective way they perform their  work.  The team is considered as 

A.  Advisory team 
B.  Cross-functional team
C. Self-managed work team
D.  Virtual team

8) One of characteristics of an effective team player that should not be on the list:
A.  collective leadership skills.
B.  good interpersonal skills.
C.  pursuit of self-initiative 
D. capacity to delegate and trust members

9) It is considered as the particular benefit of teamwork to the organization as a whole

A.  Higher and contagious motivation
B.  Skills and technical expertise are shared and transferred
C.  Sense of worth and fulfillment  
D.  Job enrichment

10) Who is considered as a Shaper in the Belbin Team Role

A.  Creative, imaginative, free-thinking, strength is of generating ideas and solving difficult problems
B.  Single-minded, self-starting, dedicated, reliable when it comes to providing  knowledge and skills 
C.  Challenging, dynamic, thrives on pressure, the driving force is courage to overcome obstacles
D.  Outgoing, enthusiastic, communicative, a networker who explores opportunities and other possibilities 

11. In the study of  Katzenbach and Smith (1993), what is the reason why it is difficult to achieve a high performance team 

A.  Turnover of high achievers who get promoted and transfered 
B.  People have their own individual goals to pusue 
C.  Different position in an organization prevents people to effectively perform in a team
D.  There is an involvement of higher levels of trust and commitment.

12. Recognizing the importance of team in your company which among the following should  not be included in recognizing team effort through monetary rewards?

A.  periodically assess or upgrade the system for rewards and compensation
B.  institutionalize a democratic system for members to develop rating system 
C.  allot time to reflect and execute changes in the reward system 
D.  devise an elaborate and complicated system for reward 

13. As a Quality Control Engineer you serve as the leader for a team composed of  members coming from your department, production, planning, and plant engineering. Your team can be considered as 

A.  self-managed work team
B.  problem-solving team
C.  task force
D. cross-functional team

14. Among the characteristics of an effective team are context, composition, work design and process. Identify which characteristic of a team that refers to presence of adequate resources, effective leadership, climate of trust, performance evaluation and reward.

A.  Process 
B.  Composition
C.  Work design
D.  Context

15. A team member that serves to coordinate and integrates the activities of team members.

A.  adviser 
B.  organizer
C.  linker 
D. maintainer

16. An important contribution of internet and communication technology is the ability of organizations to overcome boundaries and time and still achieve team goals.

A.  problem-solving teams
B.   task forces
C.  cross-functional teams
D.  virtual teams

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Updated Online Reviewer at Saylor Academy

UPDATED - 18 April 2016
(Original posting 2/22/2015)

As we have been preaching to those who are doing self-review,  with your internet access you can unlock a wealth of online resources for your review.

Saylor Academy whose mission is to enable you to fast-track your future with on-demand education as flexible as it is convenient provides different online courses. 

Listed below are Saylor's online courses in Psychology. These are some of the subjects of the upcoming Licensure Exam for Psychometrician.  

So maximize this opportunity. 

Let us know also online links you've found related to the board exam so we can share with others.

Check these links below. You might want to share your answers in the comment section. Will post in our next blog the links of the answers. Enjoy! 

Theories of Personality

I/O Psychology

Introduction to Human Resources Management

Abnormal Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Researach Method

2/22/2015 = 3,164

Monday, February 16, 2015

Learningpod - Kaplan Practice Test on Psychology

Additional Learningpod quizzes courtesy of Kaplan Practice Test on Psychology. The quizzes includes Testing and Individual Differences, Personality, and Abnormal Psychology. Avail now before Learningpod closes next month. Just click the start practice button to go to the quiz link.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Learningpod is closing, last chance to avail Kaplan Practice Tests on Psychology

AP Psychology Test is an examination taken by senior high school students in the US for them to earn credit so they do not have to take Introduction to Psychology subject when they enter college.

This Kaplan Practice Test is about General Psychology - all topics about Psychology. A good refresher to recall and review principles of Psychology. Take both test at different times. Try to review your answers especially those mistakes. 

Enjoy answering. Just click the links (Start Practice Test).

Got from my email this message - so Learningpod is also closing, too bad.

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