You hate to write reports and memos.
You prefer not to do the research yourself.
You feel lost without colleagues.
Group input and interaction are critical.
All of the above
Structure, spontaneity, and leadership, followership
Individual goals, group goals, and conformity,nonconformity
Heterogeneous, homogeneous and conflict, cohesion
Engaged, disengaged and open system,closed system
Both b and c
Structure, leadership, followership
Structure, schedule, chairperson
Conflict, cohesion, engagement
Members, leaders, engagement
Chairperson, agenda, minutes
Why are we meeting?
Who should attend the meeting?
How should we write the agenda?
When and where should we meet?
What materials do we need?
Individuals who will be affected directly by the outcome.
Individuals with special expertise.
Individuals who disagree or represent minority viewpoints.
Individuals who have the power to implement decisions.
Individuals who are uninvolved in the issues scheduled for discussion.
A set of minutes
An action item
A call to order
At the call to order
During the approval of the agenda
During the approval of the previous meeting's minutes
After reports from individuals and subcommittees
After unfinished business is completed
Call to order
Reports from individuals and subcommittees
Right after the call to order
right after routine reports are shared
Before the discussion of unfinished business
Before the discussion of new business
Right before final announcements by members
At the beginning of the meeting
During the middle portion of the meeting
During the last third of the meeting
At the end of the meeting
These items do not need to be placed on the agenda
A. call to order
B. unfinished business
C. new business
E. reports from individuals and subcommittees
A. notify everyone who should attend.
B. prepare for participation in the discussion.
C. distribute minutes and reports after the meeting.
D. keep the group focused on the task.
E. do all of the above.
A. group leader.
A. review the agenda with all members.
B. distribute materials needed for the discussion of issues.
C. ask members to evaluate the meeting at the end of the meeting.
D. begin on time without waiting for latecomers.
E. avoid placing a time limit on each agenda item.
A. Do not begin the meeting until all the important group members are present.
B. Stick to the agenda.
C. Place a time limit on each agenda item.
D. Stay focused on the meeting's goal.
E. Schedule another meeting to discuss unfinished business.
A. wait to start until all members have arrived.
B. review what has been accomplished whenever a latecomer arrives.
C. let latecomers sit without participating until they have observed enough to be able to contribute.
D. publicly reprimand latecomers.
E. assign latecomers tasks that no one else wants to do.
E. tension releaser.
A. Interrupt the loudmouth.
B. Have that person take minutes.
C. Acknowledge that you understand the person's positions.
D. Ask for viewpoints from other members.
E. Do any or all of the above.
E. tension releaser.
A. begin a virtual meeting by sharing the meeting agenda.
B. invite more people to participate because virtual meeting are typically not restricted in size due to the number of seats in a conference room.
C. make sure that participants have access to the technology and know how to use it effectively.
D. use technology you've used before so you don't have to worry about testing it prior to meeting with the group.
E. use all of the above.
A. the minutes.
B. an action item.
C. an agenda.
D. a report.
E. a call to order.
A. The format of the minutes should follow the format of the agenda.
B. The more formal the meeting, the more information should be included in the minutes.
C. The minutes should be accurate and impartial.
D. The minutes should be a word-for-word record of everything that members say.
E. The chairperson should delegate the task of taking minutes to another member.
A. The group uses a 2/3 vote to ensure that the majority rules.
B. The group accepts the will of the majority even though some members do not like that decision.
C. The group follows an approved agenda that promotes orderly business.
D. The group protects the rights of all members by guaranteeing everyone the right to speak.
E. The group balances speaking time and opportunities between members who support and those who oppose a proposal.
A. why groups need agendas to structure their meetings.
B. why groups should rely on minutes to make sure that assigned tasks are completed.
C. why groups need to balance dialectic tensions.
D. why groups hold long, unnecessary meetings.
E. why groups should ask why, who, when, where, and what questions as part of the meeting planning process.
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