problem 1: In options-based planning, it is best to ________ investment in the losers because ________.
a) Increase/options mean having as many as possible.
b) Increase/then they become winners.
c) End/the investment can now be diverted to the winners.
d) All of these.
problem 2: Directed behavior in regard to planning is most closely related to:
a) Intensified effort.
b) Task strategies.
d) Goal achievement.
problem 3: DuPont’s CEO consulted other companies in the past to renew DuPont’s for the future.
problem 4: As DuPont’s new CEO, your planning fails when:
a) Planners are not part of the implementation.
b) When the plans do not motivate workers.
c) Future assumptions are wrong.
d) All of these.
problem 5: The purpose statement of a company is also called its:
c) Contract with stakeholders.
problem 6: A corporate vision should always state its future plans.
problem 7: In this case, “growth platforms” means:
a) Having many options
b) Future technologies
c) New acquisitions
d) Company units by product lines
problem 8: Which of the following is not a slack resource, having extra?
a) Holding options.
d) Production capacity.
problem 9: If you, like CEO Kullman, purchased mines that provided rare earth materials for DuPont, would that be the purchase of an “innovation and science” company?
a) No, rare earth materials are primitive substances.
b) Yes, new technologies require them.
c) No, rare earth materials are raw materials, not technology.
d) Yes, it takes technologies that have not been invented yet to mine these materials.
problem 10: ________ planning usually means committing your workforce and resources to at least a single course of action.
a) Rational option.
d) Limited option-based.