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Experimenting in Adaptive Organizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following companies is the BEST example of an adaptive organization?

Question 2 2. What are adaptive organizations?

Question 3 3.

Adaptive organizations can change which of the following with experimentation?

I. Business models

II. Products

III. Services

Question 4 4. Adaptive organizations view failure in experimentation as _____.

Question 5 5. Which type of employees are LEAST likely to be a valuable asset to an adaptive organization?

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Question 6 6. During a pilot test, _____ are a great learning tool before the large-scale implementation.

Question 7 7. Henry's business is thinking about using agile principles in order to be more productive and efficient. Which of the following groups would be BEST for the pilot test?

Question 8 8. If you are looking at continuous improvement innovations that will change the whole culture of your business, what should you do in order to plan for your pilot test?

Question 9 9. If your pilot test comes back with obstacles or conflicts, what might you do before implementing the change organization-wide?

Question 10 10. What is a pilot test?

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Question 11 11. Ling is the head of a large, multinational corporation. She believes that changes in the company should come from managers, not from the front-line workers. Ling is using a _____ approach.

Question 12 12. Janet is the CEO of a large organization. It is very important for her company to be able to quickly respond to changes in the industry. As such, the _____ approach to innovation is probably best for her company.

Question 13 13. Calliope owns a company. She has decided that she would rather have all innovations align with the company's vision than to have a fast and responsive company. The _____ approach to innovation will be best for Calliope.

Question 14 14. Derek owns a company. Every quarter, he puts out a document to all his workers outlining the areas where he wants the company to innovate and improve. His vision for the company is clearly spelled out for all team members. Derek is taking the _____ approach to improvement and innovation.

Question 15 15. Karna is a sales manager. He asks the sales associates who work in his department to constantly try new things and report back to the team on what they notice and what they think should be done. Because his approach to improvement is bottom-up, he is using the _____ approach.

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Question 16 16. Mehmood has written a book meant to teach children exponents. He made one copy of the book and read it to many children and then asked them about the concepts in the book. He's now going back through their answers to see if it really helped them understand. Mehmood is in the _____ stage of the trial and error cycle.

Question 17 17. Lori makes clothing for women who love their curves. She's designed a new dress meant to smoothly accentuate the curves of a larger woman's body while still staying comfortable. Now it's time to actually make a version of the dress. Lori is in the _____ stage of the trial and error process.

Question 18 18. Condola has created a new herbal supplement that helps people feel full while still providing them with key vitamins. Now, she wants to test it by taking it and seeing if it actually works. Condola is in the _____ stage of the trial and error process.

Question 19 19. Caleb owns an advertising company. He wants his company to grow by figuring out new ways to maximize clients' advertising dollars. By stressing the importance of finding new solutions to problems, Caleb is focused on _____.

Question 20 20. Khadija is an app designer. She wants to create a really impactful app. To do that, she's trying to figure out the biggest problems that people have and figure out how her app can solve those problems. Khadija is in the _____ stage of the trial and error cycle.

Experimenting in Adaptive Organizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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