Management Study Set 32

Business

Quiz 11 :

Managing Change and Innovation

Quiz 11 :

Managing Change and Innovation

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An ambidextrous approach means incorporating structures and processes that are appropriate for both the creative impulse and for the systematic implementation of innovations.
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The innovation strategy for changing products and technologies that involves designing the organization to encourage creativity and the initiation of new ideas is known as cooperation.
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If organizations don't successfully change and innovate,they die.
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Confrontation,authoritarianism and disciplined exploration are characteristics of the creative individuals.
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A person who sees the need for and champions productive change within the organization is called an idea champion.
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A unit that is separate from the mainstream of the organization and is responsible for developing and initiating innovations is called a new-venture team.
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Research shows that managers in creative companies avoid risk and experimentation.
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An idea incubator is in-house program that provides a safe harbour where ideas from employees throughout the organization can be developed without interference from company bureaucracy or politics.
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Exploration is the aspect of product and technology innovation that involves creating mechanisms to make sure new ideas are carried forward,accepted and implemented.
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Creativity is the generation of novel ideas that may meet perceived needs or respond to opportunities for the organization.
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Organizational change refers to the adoption of a new idea or behaviour by an organization.
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Skunkworks are a separate small,informal,highly autonomous and often secretive group that focuses on breakthrough ideas for the business.
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A product change is a change in the organization's product or service outputs.
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The innovation strategy for changing products and technologies that involves creating conditions and systems to facilitate internal and external coordination and knowledge sharing is known as exploration.
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Productive innovation refers to innovations in products,services or processes that radically change an industry's rules of the game for producers and consumers.
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Technology change involves the hierarchy of authority,goals,administrative procedures and managerial systems.
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An approach to innovation that emphasizes shared development of innovations among several departments is referred to as the horizontal linkage model.
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The horizontal linkage model is increasingly important in high pressure business environments that require rapidly developing and commercializing products and services.
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Centralization and short time horizon are primarily used by creative organizations.
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The acceptance of mistakes,the freedom to discuss ideas and the assignment of nonspecialists to problems are characteristics of creative organizations or departments.
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