Free PMI-ACP® Exam Sample Question 51
An agile coach noticed that team members are afraid to ask questions, do not collaborate with each other, and avoid taking responsibility for their actions. What is the most likely reason for such behavior among the team members?
A) Fear of conflict
B) Lack of leadership
C) Avoidance of accountability
D) Absence of job security
HINT: Lack of trust is the main cause. What would be the most likely result of a lack of trust?
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Correct Answer: A
Fear of conflict is one of the main reasons for team members to avoid taking responsibility, to be afraid to ask questions, and not to collaborate with each other.
Reference: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition, Lyssa Adkins, 2010, Coach as Conflict Navigator