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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES CBT CD-0274 test on the subject «Leadership, Task and Workload Management». This site will help you as a marine specialist improve your knowledge with the help of open information, where you can find questions as well as answers for them. CES/CBT based on practical information and marine specialists experience.

CES tests developed for evaluating seaman basic knowledge by Seagull Company (rebranded as «OTG»), is an evaluating online-tool, used for revealing any professional preparation needed in specific fields of knowledge, defined by STCW.

CES tests have proven themselves as good tools for the selection and recruitment process, as well as advancing the level of knowledge of the current officers and crew. Ocean Technologies Group use various subjects for question creation, which includes:

  • Crowd and Crisis Management;
  • Integrated Navigation System (INS);
  • Ballast water management;
  • Handling and Stowage;
  • Vessel operation management and safety;
  • Marine engineering;
  • Maintenance and repair, etc.

«Workload Management» subject includes theoretical and practical information about safety working with electrical equipment. Knowledge of this information directly shows employee’s competence who holds a relevant post on a vessel. Proficiency in leadership, task management, and workload distribution is paramount due to their critical impact on maritime operations. These skills ensure crew safety, enhance operational efficiency, and enable effective response to dynamic and unpredictable maritime challenges. Competence in these areas minimizes risks, fosters teamwork, and contributes to the overall success and smooth functioning of maritime endeavors.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Leadership, Task and Workload Management, and serve as a database of questions and answers, using which seafarer can prepare to exams for getting certificate of competence, or just to challenge yourself with knowledge in this theme.

CBT CD 0274 – Leadership, Workload Management.pdf


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A senior officer who provides too much input, direction and review of the delegated work to a junior officer or rating is doing ____, which is the opposite of effective delegation.
A task is simply the described activity that should be carried out by an individual or a team, while a workload is the ____ that is being demanded from an individual for a particular period.
Perceived amount of effort.
Amount of time.
Number of pending tasks.
Required resources.
All of the following are external factors that can cause resource constraints EXCEPT ____.
Supplier delay.
Commercial demand.
Trade route.
Company budget.
All of the following are internal factors that can cause resource constraints EXCEPT ____.
Company budget.
Safe manning.
Shipboard emergencies.
Trade route.
All of the following are task and workload management tools EXCEPT ____.
As an officer, which of the following techniques should you NOT use to maintain an appropriate level of shipboard workload?
As tasks become ____, the higher workload becomes.
During cargo loading operation of a crude tanker, the Deck Watchkeeper continuously monitors the cargo level. He considers this task as ____ that he needs to prioritize to achieve the team’s goal of safe operation and to avoid overflow. If indeed it overflows, it will trigger an urgent and important activity that is considered critical.
Urgent and important.
Not urgent but important.
Urgent but not important.
Not urgent and not important.
In which of the following situations will shipboard crew have a high possibility of experiencing time constraints?
During long navigation.
Ship is engaged in short voyages.
Ship is at anchor waiting for berth.
Ship is drifting and awaiting voyage instructions.
It is the perceived amount of effort that is being demanded from an individual for a particular period:
It refers to giving authority and responsibility to another person to carry out specific tasks. However, the person who gives the authority remains accountable for the outcome.
Conflict handling.
It refers to the activities, jobs or tasks that are part of the standard duties and responsibilities of shipboard personnel as stated in the Safety Management System (SMS).
Conflict handling.
It refers to the particular activity described and characterized to be done by an individual or team for a certain purpose. The issue on how much effort it requires from the person or team is not yet relevant here.
Planning outcomes are measured by ____.
Comparing the actual result to the desired result.
Conducting an employee satisfaction survey.
Monitoring the usage of resources.
Calculating profit margins.
Preparing the applicable work permit before starting the job ensures that all involved parties will become aware and no other activities that will use the same resources will be carried out. This is an example of ____.
Seafarers with low workload have the tendency to become all of the following EXCEPT ____.
Shipboard workload can be assessed by considering the perceived difficulty level of the tasks, its urgency and importance and ____.
Vessel speed.
Type of cargo.
Available time.
Results of previous inspections.
Soliciting feedback is done during ____ to find the outcome and to determine what needs to be improved and what practices should be retained.
Toolbox talk.
Performance appraisal.
The Chief Mate is assisting the port inspector with cargo documentation. He needs to read the draft for calculating the cargo quantity but it is more urgent and important that he provides the document to the inspector right away. Which of the following options should the Chief Mate do to address this time constraint?
Delegate the task to the Third Mate.
Attend a training on time management.
Ask the Captain for advice.
Wait until the first task is completed.
The Third Engineer was issued with five work orders by the Chief Engineer. All of these maintenance jobs are due within the week. Assuming that the Third Engineer has no other activities except for these five maintenance jobs, how should he/she prioritize the tasks?
Prioritize the work order which is easiest to complete.
Prioritize the work order with most immediate due date.
Prioritize the work order which can be completed in the shortest time.
Ask the Second Engineer how to prioritize these work orders.
These activities in the Urgent/Important Matrix do not lead to the achievement of any goals. These are considered distractions and should be avoided as much as possible.
Urgent and important.
Not urgent but important.
Urgent but not important.
Not urgent and not important.
This tool is used for prioritizing tasks. It is represented as a matrix with four quadrants that vary in the level of urgency and importance of tasks.
Task Selection Tool.
Urgent/Important Matrix.
Planned Maintenance System.
Work Plan Matrix.
Time constraints are are caused by factors that you may or may not have control on. Some examples of factors that you have control on are work habits, ____ and prioritization skills.
Commercial demands.
Environmental conditions.
Trade route.
To minimize critical activities in quadrant 1 of the Urgent/Important Matrix, you should spend more time doing tasks that will achieve your personal and/or team goals in quadrant ____.
Which of the following options correctly describes coordination?
It avoids overlapping of tasks.
It ensures completion of tasks as scheduled.
It eliminates less prioritized tasks.
It makes all shipboard crew motivated.
Which of the following options is a feedback mechanism to check if planning outcomes are achieved after a shipboard operation?
Safety meeting.
Toolbox talk.
Which of the options below exemplify proper ways of addressing time and resource constraints? There are two correct answers:
Ensure that the planned maintenance system (PMS) is religiously followed.
Request the necessary spares, provisions, or supplies according to inventory and projected future requirements.
Put pressure on the subordinates to meet the deadlines.
Send a complain to the company that the scheduled tasks were not accomplished due to limited time available.
While the ship is at port, an AB became sick and was immediately sent home for medication. The replacement was still being processed. While waiting for the replacement’s arrival, the ship was short of one deck hand in cleaning the cargo hold. This lack of personnel is an example of ____.
Safe manning.
Time constraint.
Resource constraint.
While urgent activities lead to the achievement of another person’s goals, important activities have outcomes that lead to the achievement of ____.
Personal and/or team goals.
The Master’s goals.
Higher safety standards.
Shipboard management’s goals.
You have no control on the following factors that can cause time constraints EXCEPT ____.
Safe manning standards.
Commercial demands.
Work habits.
Environmental conditions.

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