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 How Organizations Can Foster Creativity and Innovation

" New approaches can usually be ellicted just by asking for them...Good ideas surround us."
From the Innovation Paradox by Richard Farson and Ralph Keyes
Choose the best synonym for the underlined word:
1.  The source of innovation is not found in
A. action
B. the latest
C. daredevil
D. marathoner
E. wellspring
F. exploit

2. buying state of the art technology
A. cutting edge
B. key
C. sprint
D. novel
E. less curbs
F. fewer fetters

3.  nor in applying trendy new management techniques.
A. action
B. the latest
C. daredevil
D. marathoner
E. wellspring
F. exploit

4. The ticket is implimenting corporate openess to change and risk taking.
A. cutting edge
B. key
C. sprint
D. novel
E. less curbs
F. fewer fetters

5. Not with words and exhortation but with deeds.

A. actions
B. the latests
C. daredevils
D. marathoners
E. wellsprings
F. exploits

                        
6. Rewarding not only successes but clever failures is shocking but effective.
A. cutting edge
B. key
C. sprint
D. novel
E. less curbs
F. fewer fetters

7. This seems simple but it is more complicated than that. Your innovative swashbuckler isn't turned on by typical bonuses, awards, and perks per se.
A. action
B. the latest
C. daredevil
D. marathoners
E. wellspring
F. exploit

8. Giving them freer rein to manage their risks, make decisions without endless consultations, and allow the right to destroy as well as create: is more constructive. In other words nourish an entreprenuerial mindset in the heart of a bureaucracy. (easier said than done)
A. cutting edge
B. key
C. sprint
D. novel
E. less curbs
F. fewer fetters

9. Twenty First century organizations need both "suits" or long haulers: employees that are risk adverse and try to consolidate current products and trends but also...
A. actions
B. the latests
C. daredevils
D. marathoners
E. wellspring
F. exploits

10. those who like to dash. They are thrilled by change and love to skate on thin ice. For (contrary to common sense ) without constant reinvention and putting the company in jeopardy the firm risks extinction in today's marketplace.
A. cutting edge
B. key
C. sprint
D. novel
E. less curbs
F. fewer fetters

 



 


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