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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In simple terms, supervision means to look after a job or activity to make sure it is done well.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Supervision refers to the act of overseeing or monitoring a task or activity to ensure that it is carried out effectively. This involves providing guidance, support, and feedback to individuals or teams to ensure that they achieve the desired outcome. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects the definition of supervision provided in the question.

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  • 2. 

    A supervisor's work would include these skills: (Select Three)

    • A.

      Help with the actual physical work.

    • B.

      Providing encouragement.

    • C.

      Doing everything yourself.

    • D.

      To think and plan ahead.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Help with the actual physical work.
    B. Providing encouragement.
    D. To think and plan ahead.
    Explanation
    A supervisor's work involves various responsibilities, including helping with the actual physical work, providing encouragement to the team, and thinking and planning ahead. By assisting with the physical work, a supervisor can lead by example and demonstrate their expertise. Providing encouragement is essential for motivating and boosting the morale of the team members. Thinking and planning ahead allows the supervisor to anticipate challenges, set goals, and develop strategies to achieve them. These skills are crucial for effective supervision and leadership.

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  • 3. 

    You will find that the greater amount of importance and time is allocated to                 , despite the level of management.

    • A.

      Technical skills

    • B.

      Human skills

    • C.

      Conceptual skills

    Correct Answer
    B. Human skills
    Explanation
    Human skills are given greater importance and time allocation, regardless of the level of management. This suggests that having strong interpersonal and communication skills is crucial in any managerial role. These skills enable managers to effectively work with and lead their teams, build relationships, resolve conflicts, and motivate employees. While technical and conceptual skills are also important, human skills are essential for successful management as they facilitate effective collaboration and interaction with others.

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  • 4. 

    You will notice that conceptual skills only account for a very small proportion of the work a supervisor at a higher level performs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that conceptual skills play a minor role in the work of a supervisor at a higher level. However, this is not true. In reality, conceptual skills are crucial for supervisors at higher levels as they are responsible for setting goals, developing strategies, and making important decisions. These skills involve understanding the organization's overall vision, analyzing complex problems, and thinking strategically. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 5. 

    We expect a supervisor to be a leader - a thinker rather than a doer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that a supervisor is expected to be a leader, someone who guides and influences others, rather than someone who simply carries out tasks. This implies that a supervisor's role is more focused on strategic thinking, decision-making, and providing direction to their team, rather than being involved in the day-to-day execution of tasks. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the expectation of a supervisor's role as a leader rather than a doer.

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  • 6. 

    Select the jobs that a supervisor would be expected to do. (Select Two)

    • A.

      Planning work

    • B.

      Budgeting

    • C.

      Horsing around

    • D.

      Operating equipment

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Planning work
    B. Budgeting
    Explanation
    A supervisor is responsible for overseeing and managing the work of their team. Planning work involves setting goals, creating schedules, and allocating resources to ensure tasks are completed efficiently. Budgeting involves managing financial resources, creating budgets, and monitoring expenses to ensure the team operates within allocated funds. Horsing around is not a job duty of a supervisor as it is unprofessional and can negatively impact productivity. Operating equipment may be a job duty for supervisors in certain industries, but it is not a universal responsibility.

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  • 7. 

    Is it ok for a supervisor to operate equipment? 

    • A.

      Never, under any circumstances should a supervisor operate any machinery.

    • B.

      There will be times when a supervisor must roll up his sleeves and pitch in to help.

    Correct Answer
    B. There will be times when a supervisor must roll up his sleeves and pitch in to help.
    Explanation
    It is acceptable for a supervisor to operate equipment in certain situations when they need to assist their team or when there is a shortage of staff. The statement suggests that supervisors should be willing to help out and be hands-on when necessary.

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