Organizational Behavior and Leadership Quiz

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Employees A and B work together on the same project team. When the team faces a complex and difficult problem, the team leader usually asks B to generate alternative solutions for the team to consider. Experience has shown that B actively searches for additional information and is more likely to take initiative and to feel that the team can effectively influence the outcomes of its actions. Employee A tends to do well on jobs that are well structured and routine and feels that the outcomes of the team's actions are determined by luck or chance. Employee A exhibits an external locus of control, and employee B exhibits an internal locus of control.

Employee B was upset by Employee A's behavior at the department's planning meeting. Which
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Overcome time and space constraints and create limited social context

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