ENG103: Academic English for                                                              Name _________________

Critical Thinking and Communication in Business (BU113)

Prof. Bauer-Ramazani

 

LECTURE GUIDE/QUIZ

Stages of Group Development

 

DIRECTIONS:         Use the notes you took in class to complete the questions.  Circle T (true) or F (false).
 

1.    T/F   Team work belongs to the area of management.

 

2.    The purpose of the exercise of having several people lift up a hefty, male student from the floor to the table was to

a.       demonstrate that women are not as strong as men.

b.      demonstrate that more can be accomplished in a group than alone.

c.       bring some humor to the classroom.

d.      make fun of the students involved in this exercise.

 

3.    T/F   Each team will experience four stages of development.

 

4.    T/F   During the forming stage team members usually express strong disagreement.

 

5.    Cultural differences and different values/opinions may arise in the ___________ stage.

 

6.    The storming stage can be characterized (described) as a ________________________.

 

7.    Synonyms for norms are ____________ and ____________.

 

8.    T/F    During the norming stage group members obey and enforce the rules.

 

9.     During the __________________ stage everyone acts alike.

 

10.  T/F    During the performing stage everyone acts alike.

 

11.  T/F    Teams follow well-known rules during the _______________ stage.

 

12.  T/F    During the performing stage differences are accepted and used to the group's advantage.

 

13.  T/F    In the Asian culture open conflict is accepted and expected.

 

14.  T/F    In the US culture it is not acceptable or expected to express conflict openly.

 

15.  T/F    Conflict is always bad.

2006  Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael's College. Last updated: September 05, 2017