Chapter 13 Group Dynamics 7 The Type Grapevine Communication

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
Effective Management 6th Edition
Authors
Chuck Williams
Course Pre-Assessment CH 13
Williams Effective Management 6e
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. ____ is the process by which individuals attend to, organize, interpret, and retain information from
their environments.
a.
Active hearing
b.
Passive listening
c.
Perception
d.
Apprehension
e.
Participative communication
2. ____ is the tendency to overestimate our value by attributing successes to ourselves (internal causes)
and attributing failures to others or the environment (external causes).
a.
Closure
b.
A defensive bias
c.
A self-serving bias
d.
The fundamental attribution error
e.
Overreward
3. In the model of the interpersonal communication process, ____ occurs when a message is put into a
written, verbal, or symbolic form that can be recognized and understood by the receiver.
a.
encoding
b.
decoding
c.
transmission
d.
feedback
e.
receiving
4. In the model of the interpersonal communication process, ____ makes senders aware of possible
miscommunications and enables them to continue communicating until the receiver understands the
intended message.
a.
encoding
b.
noise
c.
transmission
d.
feedback
e.
the communication medium
5. The three formal communication channels in organizations are categorized as:
a.
downward, horizontal, and upward
b.
hierarchical, functional, and organizational
c.
horizontal, vertical, and grapevine
d.
upward, dyadic, and downward
e.
vertical, horizontal, and dyadic
6. The ____ is the system of official channels that carry organizationally approved messages and
information.
a.
downward communication channel
b.
upward communication channel
c.
horizontal communication channel
d.
formal communication channel
e.
informal communication channel
7. In the ____ type of grapevine communication network, one "highly connected" individual shares
information with many other managers and workers.
a.
star chain
b.
gossip chain
c.
cluster chain
d.
leader chain
e.
linear
8. ____ is a kind of one-on-one communication used by managers to improve an employee's on-the-job
performance or behavior.
a.
Downward guidance
b.
Coaching
c.
Counseling
d.
Leading
e.
Supportive supervision
9. In which of the following cases would written communication be preferable to oral communication?
a.
when immediate feedback is needed
b.
when messages are complex and ambiguous
c.
when messages are emotion laden
d.
when messages are very simple
e.
when paralanguage is required
10. The first thing that managers need to recognize when communicating feedback one-on-one to
employees is that feedback can be:
a.
constructive or destructive
b.
bureaucratic or participative
c.
regulated or unregulated
d.
formalized or unformalized
e.
extrinsic or intrinsic
11. In monochronic cultures, people:
a.
tend to view time as circular
b.
engage in frequent multitasking
c.
hide their emotions during communications
d.
openly express their emotions during communications
e.
tend to view time as linear
12. ____ is the withholding of information about organizational problems or issues by employees.
a.
Organizational silence
b.
Organizational filtering
c.
Negative grapevining
d.
Lower-level filtering
e.
Communication shutdown

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