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Quiz 10 :
Organizational Change and Innovation: Lifelong Challenges for the Exceptional Manager

Quiz 10 :
Organizational Change and Innovation: Lifelong Challenges for the Exceptional Manager

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Forces for change may consist of forces inside the organization such as demographic characteristics,technological advancements,shareholder,customer and market changes,and social and political pressures.
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Explanation: Forces for change may consist of forces outside the organization,which include demographic characteristics,technological advancements,shareholder,customer and market changes,and social and political pressures.

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People are generally uncomfortable about change even in apparently minor matters.
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Explanation: People are generally uncomfortable about change,even change in apparently minor matters.If small changes can cause uneasiness,large changes can cause considerable stress.

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Jim Collins,researcher of enduring great companies,found that there are five stages of institutional decline which are largely self-inflicted.
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Explanation: Jim Collins,researcher of enduring great companies,found that there are five stages of institutional decline.The stages,which are largely self-inflicted,include stage 1,hubris born of success;stage 2,undisciplined pursuit of more;stage 3,denial of risk and peril;stage 4,grasping for salvation;and stage 5,capitulation to irrelevance or death.

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The marketplace is becoming less homogeneous and moving toward more niche products.
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Demassification refers to a trend of customer groups becoming segmented into mass markets and resulting mass communication,mass behavior,and mass values.
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One of the strengths of Virgin Group Ltd.is its ability to enter new businesses quickly;that is,for fast speed to market.
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Supertrend is a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market,eventually displacing established competitors.
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Technology is any machine or process that enables an organization to gain a competitive advantage in changing materials used to produce a finished product.
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Two supertrends include offshore suppliers changing the way we work;and knowledge,not information,becoming the new competitive advantage.
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Internal forces for change include demographic characteristics among U.S.workers,social and political pressures,and technological advancements.
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Reactive change involves making carefully thought-out changes in anticipation of possible or expected problems or opportunities.
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BP handled the 2010 oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico in a reactive manner.
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Walt Disney Company's investing $1 billion into a wearable technology that it hopes will revolutionize the way visitors spend money at Walt Disney World,featuring a website ("My Disney Experience")and data-collecting wristbands ("MagicBands")that interact with scanners throughout the 40-square-mile theme park,is an example of proactive change.
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Resistance to change is an emotional/behavioral response to real or imagined threats to an established work routine as subtle as passive resignation and as overt as deliberate sabotage.
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Resistance to change can be considered to be the interaction of causes such as employee or change-agent characteristics.
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Employee problems and manager behaviors are internal forces for change in the organization.
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Lots of people don't like change due to a predisposition toward change,surprise and fear of the unknown,loss of status or job security,and poor timing.
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An example of an inside force for organizational change is secondhand shops suffering from a recession-induced decline in thrift store donations,even as consumer demand for used goods went through the roof.
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Employees may resist change to its disruption of cultural traditions or group relationships,personality conflicts,lack of tact or poor timing and nonreinforcing reward systems.
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Job dissatisfaction within an organization is not a valid indicator that change is needed.
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