Chapter 8 Quiz

1. How do the approaches of exploration and exploitation stack up against each other?
a. In the short run, exploitation trumps exploration
b. In the short run, they generate comparable results
c. In the long run, exploration trumps exploitation
d. a and c
e. b and c

2. Progress makers excel predominately at what activity?

a. Exploring
b. Refining/exploiting
c. Both
3. Your authors identify some strategies that leaders can use to address the fundamental quandary presented in the chapter. These include...
a. Balance the exploring and refining forces in their organizations (the “ambidexterity strategy”)
b. Pursue long periods of exploitation and short bursts of explorations (the “burst strategy”)
c. Best utilize the skills of the existing workforce, whether it be exploitation or exploration (the “adaptive strategy”)
d. All of the above
e. a and b
4. Ron Reed (Progress Maker Profile) notes that employee emotions often shift to ____ during the terminal stages of a platform (1.6, 1.7).
a. Excitement
b. Anger
c. Fear
d. Joy
e. Disgust
5. Sometimes the employees who helped create progress for one platform do not see the need to move to a new platform and cannot make the transition.
a. True
b. False