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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 Definitions Organizational change-the adoption of a new idea or behavior by an organization Performance gap-a disparity between existing and desired performance levels Search-the process of learning about current developments inside or outside the organization that can be used to meet a perceived need for change Creativity-the generation of novel ideas that might meet perceived needs or offer opportunities for the organization Idea champion-a person who sees the need for and champions productive change within the organization New-venture team-a unit separate from the mainstream of the organization that is responsible for developing and initiating innovations Skunkworks-a separate, small, informal highly autonomous and secretive group that often focuses on breakthrough ideas for their business New-venture fund-a fund providing resources from which individuals and groups can draw to develop new ideas, products, or businesses Idea incubator-an in-house program that provides a safe harbor where ideas from...
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- Psychology, champions productive change, behavior Organization development, change-a change, agent-an OD specialist