Ch 2: Adaptive Organizations

About This Chapter

It's easy to review adaptive organizations with your leadership teams when you have help from this corporate training chapter. Use these lessons and their accompanying self-assessment quizzes with your employees at any hour.

Adaptive Organizations - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors have composed this chapter on adaptive organizations and strive to make related concepts interesting for your employees. Short video lessons discuss the characteristics of adaptable organizations and the structure of the boundaryless organization, plus much more. This chapter is mobile-friendly, and you can use it with your employees no matter where they are located.

How It Helps

  • Provides understanding: Information about fluid and flexible structures as well as organizational complexity is provided in this convenient and engaging chapter.
  • Focuses on leadership: The lessons about adaptive organizations are written with the needs and requirements of the leaders within those organizations in mind.
  • Meets training requirements: Whether you need a tool to use in a company-wide meeting or to train new staff members, this chapter meets a variety of training requirements.

Skills Covered

Our helpful chapter will assist you in ensuring that your leadership teams can:

  • Detail the importance of adaptable organizations
  • Differentiate between hierarchical and adaptive organizational structures
  • Outline flexible and fluid structures in adaptive organizations
  • Provide the advantages of the boundaryless organization
  • Define organizational complexity and discuss the strategies it utilizes
  • Give an overview of the different types of transformative business models

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Adaptive Organizations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Adaptable Organizations: Characteristics & Importance

1. Adaptable Organizations: Characteristics & Importance

Adaptable organizations not only adapt to change, but embrace it. In this lesson, you'll learn more about adaptable organizations, the characteristics present, and why it's so important to adapt to change.

Hierarchical vs. Adaptive Organizational Structures

2. Hierarchical vs. Adaptive Organizational Structures

How does an organization's structure impact the organization? In this lesson, we'll look at hierarchical and adaptive organizational structures, including what they are and some key benefits of each.

Fluid & Flexible Structures in Adaptive Organizations

3. Fluid & Flexible Structures in Adaptive Organizations

What does organizational structure have to do with adaptiveness? In this lesson, we'll look at the impact of fluid and flexible structures on adaptive organizations, including what they are and some strategies for setting them up.

The Boundaryless Organization: Structure and Advantages

4. The Boundaryless Organization: Structure and Advantages

In this lesson, you will learn how the structure of an organization can create barriers that have a negative impact on its operations. Find out why managers want to reduce or eliminate these barriers and create a boundaryless organization.

Organizational Complexity: Definition & Strategies

5. Organizational Complexity: Definition & Strategies

In this lesson, you will explore the things that make organizations complex. You will understand various strategies for reducing the complexity of an organization and the benefits of this reduction.

Transformative Business Models: Overview & Types

6. Transformative Business Models: Overview & Types

What makes a company transformative and what do transformative businesses have in common? In this lesson, we'll look at what transformation means in business and the six elements of transformative businesses.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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