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Practice task for learners.
- You must ensure you answer the question satisfactorily as a part of formative assessment.
- You must time yourself once you begin the task.
- In case you have written the incorrect answer for any question, please write it on another sheet of paper and attach with the booklet before submitting to the assessor.
- Read all the questions carefully and answer all questions.
1: What are ‘norms’?
2: Discuss the manager’s role in promoting healthy norms.
3: Success in management is often measured in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Explain the terms ‘efficiency’ and ‘effectiveness’.
4: Management functions can be categorised as planning, organising, leading, staffing and controlling (monitoring). Define the staffing function, giving some examples to explain your answer.
5: Define the function of controlling or monitoring and provide some examples to explain your answer.

6: Describe a situation where the laissez-faire style is effective to use.

7: Define the term ‘empowerment’.

8: What is a mission statement?
9: What are stakeholders? Give some examples to help explain your answer.
10: To be effective, goals need to be SMART. What does this stand for?
11: What are KPIs? Explain.
12: What is groupthink and how can a manager prevent group think?
13: List five barriers to effective communication.
14: Discuss how KPIs can be used to monitor and assess your team’s performance and progress towards the achievement of goals.
15: Apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to the work environment by providing two examples of how the organisation can meet needs at each level of the hierarchy.
16: Explain one principle of job design that could be applied to make routine, practical work more rewarding.
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