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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 2, Lesson 4

Self Assessment


1. Groupthink can be minimized or prevented by which of the following strategies?
a. Working in small subgroups, then discussing differences
b. Bringing in an outside expert
c. Using a 'devil's advocate' approach
d. All of the above

2. During the Norming stage, the team is
a. Beginning to focus on tasks
b. Self-regulating and productive
c. Getting to know one another
d. None of the above

3. A newly formed Early Steps team has met for the first time. They have spent some time developing ground rules for future meetings. The ground rules included being on time, showing respect for one another, and communicating honestly. Which of the following problems will the Early Steps team be most likely to experience?
a. The team will adhere too closely to the ground rules
b. At least half of the team members will not understand the ground rules
c. The team will have difficulty enforcing the ground rules
d. The ground rules will be likely to change at each meeting.

4. Which of the following is a unique and defining feature of transforming teams?
a. They regularly meet their goals and objectives
b. They are comfortable interacting with one another
c. They have a system for handling new and departing members
d. They are capable of effective conflict resolution

5. According to Janis (1972), a team that is ______is most likely to succumb to Groupthink
a. High in confidence but low in cohesion
b. High in confidence and high in cohesion
c. Low in confidence but high in cohesion
d. Low in confidence and low in cohesion


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