The Organizational Life Cycle


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Which statements are true regarding the organizational life cycle?

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1. Hazel rented space in a commercial kitchen and began hiring people during which stage of the organizational life cycle?

2. An organization reaches a size that fits its environment and no longer needs to grow at the beginning of which stage of the organizational life cycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The organizational life cycle refers to the series of stages which an organization progresses through during its existence, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test on those stages. The practice questions will ask you to identify the stage of the life cycle that an organization is in, and avoiding the decline stage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of the organization life cycle stages
  • The occurrences in each stage
  • How to avoid the decline stage

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on the life cycle of an organization from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the organizational life cycle and identify specific stages
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define each of the life cycle stages discussed in this lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between the different organizational life stages discussed in this lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of the organizational life cycle, review the accompanying lesson on this concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the organizational life cycle
  • Describe each stage of the organizational life cycle
  • Discuss strategies used to avoid the decline stage and reenter the growth stage