Quiz

1. Of the following, which is one of the most serious liabilities of the
traditional, hierarchical organizational structure, as opposed to the modern,
more decentralized approach? (Points: 1)

Finding the most qualified CEO

Responding quickly and effectively to potentially damaging changes

Meeting payroll

Creating a culture where every employee knows who the “boss” is

2. True or false?  “Shared vision” begins at the common worker level (Points: 1)

True

False

3. Which of the following is true in organization with a “flattened” layer of management? (Points: 1)

Decision-making power is passed to the employee-level

Decision-making power is passed to the leadership-level

Communication occurs primarily in a vertical fashion

Communication is hindered due to the formation of “silos”

4. The point of Senge’s “Parable of the Boiled Frog” is (Points: 1)

There is little time to make important decisions regarding change

Gradual threats to well-being are easy to detect

Change takes long periods of time to implement

Failure to detect gradual threats to well-being is a common cause of corporate failure

5. Which of the following represents a “soft” dimension of change? (Points: 1)

Systems

Strategies

Employee motivation

Structures

6. One key virtue of a “learning organization” is to (Points: 1)

Create formal training methodologies

Enforce the hierarchical structure of the organization

Facilitate the positive acceptance of change

Facilitate the notion that change will negatively affect the organization

7. The willingness to learn from experience and apply what is learned to perform
successfully under new conditions is known as (Points: 1)

Leadership versatility

Leadership agility

Learning agility

Emotional intelligence

8. At which of Woolner’s (1995) five stages towards becoming a learning
organization does learning become a part of an organization’s day-to-day activities? (Points: 1)

The Forming Organization

The Developing Organization

The Mature Organization

The Learning Organization

9.
Which best characterizes the difference between learning and training? (Points: 1)

Learning is driven by outside agents and methodologies; training is driven by the individual

Learning is driven by the individual; training is driven by outside agents and methodologies

Learning occurs in a top-down fashion, training in a self-determined fashion

There is no difference; they are essentially the same thing

10. True or false?  The “systems thinking” approach
can serve to prevent and reduce “learning disabilities” (Points: 1)

True

False