Deliberate & Experimental Approaches in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement

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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.

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1. 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.

2. 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.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess your comprehension of deliberate and experimental approaches in innovation and continuous process improvement with these multiple-choice questions. Make sure you understand an approach in which a manager outlines innovative goals for his/her employees and an approach in which a manager has to be able to respond quickly to changes in the industry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering these topics on the quiz/worksheet:

  • An approach associated with the belief that changes should come from managers rather than front-line workers
  • Bottom-up approach to improvement within your sales team
  • Approach to innovation that aligns with the vision of a company

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on deliberate and experimental approaches in innovation and continuous process improvement, including the approach in which a manager prefers to stay up-to-date with changes in the industry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an approach to innovation that works from the bottom-up
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the approach to innovation in which change comes from managers instead of front-line employees and an approach to innovation that focuses on your company's vision

Additional Learning

You can learn more about a company's vision with the brief lesson titled Deliberate & Experimental Approaches in Innovation & Continuous Process Improvement. These key areas will be highlighted:

  • Innovation in a workplace environment
  • Example of conducting continuous process improvement
  • Characteristics of different approaches to innovation at a company
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