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Adaptive Organizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. It's very important to Malia that everyone at her company have a boss that they can report to. She believes this will make people's responsibilities clearer to everyone and make the company easier to coordinate. Malia will most likely use the _____ structure for her company.

Question 2 2. Tomas really wants his employees to be creative and innovative. He also wants them to be happy and satisfied with their jobs. Based on this, Tomas should probably use the _____ structure for his company.

Question 3 3. Hamsa is a web designer. At her company, instead of working with a bunch of other web designers, Hamsa works on a diverse team with sales people, customer service reps, and others. Each team that she works on is assembled for a very specific project. Hamsa is most likely working at a company using the _____ model of organizational structure.

Question 4 4. Xi is the CEO of a company. It's very important to her that there's a high degree of control in her company and that all big decisions ultimately go through her. Xi's company most likely structured using the _____ model of organizational structure.

Question 5 5. Zaf's company is structured horizontally, so there isn't always a clear chain of command because everyone works together in teams. Zaf's company is most likely using the _____ model of organizational structure.

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Question 6 6. Mohammed has created an app that allows businesses to rent technology, like a projector or a set of laptops, only when they need it. This means that businesses only pay for the technology when they want to use it, a model known as _____.

Question 7 7. Juliana is creating a transformative business that teaches girls how to fix cars. To learn, they take old cars and fix them up before donating them to local charities. Those charities then donate their old cars for Juliana's group to work on. This business model, based on recycling and reusing, is _____.

Question 8 8. Bernaly has created an online marketplace that allows people to sell their crafts. Because the risk of this type of business is spread around among all the sellers and the marketplace itself, Bernaly's business could be described as _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an element commonly found in transformative businesses?

Question 10 10. Saffron has created a website that allows people to rent their jewelry out to others. The owner of the jewelry makes a little money, and the renter gets to wear some expensive jewelry without buying it. This is a good example of _____, which means that people are able to rent out something they own.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a method to reduce or eliminate horizontal boundaries within an organization?

Question 12 12. What type of boundary acts as a barrier between members of the same organization who are physically separated?

Question 13 13. Rachel works for an organization that has become stagnant and is falling behind its competition since it is no longer incorporating customer feedback. This is a negative consequence of which of the following types of boundaries?

Question 14 14. Which type of boundary impedes communication and interaction between organizational members who operate at different levels within an organization?

Question 15 15. Why did Jack Welch want to restructure his multibillion dollar organization to operate similarly to a family grocery store?

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Question 16 16. All of these are potential traits of adaptable organizations EXCEPT which?

Question 17 17. To help craft a culture of adaptability, organizations should set boundaries and then do what?

Question 18 18. Eliminating job titles allows what related to adaptability in business?

Question 19 19. Why is it important to break down silos to be more adaptable?

Question 20 20. Why is adaptability in business so important?

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Question 21 21. Which of these is NOT the strategy for reducing the organization complexity?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of simplifying organizational complexity?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT the reason for organizational complexity?

Question 24 24. _____ refers to the number of resources that are involved in a division, project, or team.

Question 25 25. Who suffers from organizational complexity most?

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Question 26 26. Carina works at a company where everyone reports to someone else, all the way up to the CEO. Everyone works in departments that are defined by the job that the people in that department do. For example, Carina works in the graphic design department, but her friend works in marketing. Carina's organization is a _____ one.

Question 27 27. Jamila wants to create fluid and flexible structures in her organizations. Which of the following should she do?

Question 28 28. Carmen owns a business that designs apps to help people be more productive. Every once in a while, a huge change in the productivity world completely changes the game. Carmen wants her company to be able to respond to the changes in that industry quickly. In other words, Carmen wants her company to be a(n) _____.

Question 29 29. Serafina thinks that the company she works for has fluid and flexible structures, but she's not sure. Which of the following supports Serafina's theory that her company has fluid and flexible structures?

Question 30 30. Luigi is forming a new company with his business partner Wang. While Luigi wants the organization to be hierarchical, Wang wants it to be more fluid and flexible in structure. If they want their company to be an adaptive organization, whose structure should they choose?

Adaptive Organizations Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!