Fluid & Flexible Structures in Adaptive Organizations

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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) _____.

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1. 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.

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the fluid and flexible strategies for creating adaptability within an organization. Answer these multiple-choice questions on areas of interest like a type of business that can quickly respond to change and a type of organization that's divided into separate departments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet covers these points:

  • Characteristics of adaptive organizations
  • One way of determining that a business is fluid and flexible
  • Technique for creating a flexible structure at work

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a certain kind of business that's readily available to respond to industry changes and how to promote adaptability in organizational structure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a business that's usually separated into different departments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the structure of a fluid and flexible organization and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can keep learning about ways of responding to industry changes in the accompanying lesson called Fluid & Flexible Structures in Adaptive Organizations. Here are some of the main topics the lesson covers:

  • Ways that an organizational structure can impact a company's adaptability
  • Characteristics of adaptiveness at an organization
  • Encouragement of collaboration among employees
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