Through the Corporate Looking Glass
Welcome to challenge 5 of the #testingtimes game. This quiz will test your corporate knowledge and your ability to see things from a different perspective. The person with the highest score gets a free Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders for their team -- all you pay is expenses. (Please note: the questions get harder -- and the points available get higher -- as you go).
Q1 In the context of corporate reporting, what does "ESG" stand for?
Employees, Stakeholders, and Government
Environmental, Social, and Governance
Earnings, Sales, and Growth
Q2 Which of these is NOT an archetype of a strategic adviser, according to the model in #testingtimes exercise 3?
Christiane the Chef
Martha the Maitre d'
Ralph the Restaurant Reviewer
Salma the Sommelier
William the Waiter
Yannis the Yelper
Q3 According to Forbes Magazine, and based on data of 30 April 2020, what is the World's Largest Company?
Q4 Imagine ... you have just got a new job in a new company. At your first team meeting, on your first day, your boss asks you to say a few words. What do you say?
Give people a brief career history
"This is my first meeting so I'm going to be in listening mode"
Talk about all your great ideas for change
Any of the above, this is context-driven
Q5 In the RECIPE model of influencing, who symbolizes the "Connect" style?
Barack "Yes, we can" Obama
Bill "Great rewards will come to those who can live together, learn together, work together, forge new ties that bind together." Clinton
Karl "Workers of the world, unite" Marx
Mick "Let's spend the night together" Jagger
Winston "We will never surrender" Churchill
Q6 According to the video on the front page of
, how much did UK companies spend on training in 2017?
Q7 Imagine ... In a meeting with your CFO, you are trying to earn budget for a new social media campaign, what would be the most effective data point?
The CEO's passion for social media
The ROI based on benchmarking
The product sales increase after your last campaign
All of the above
It depends on her preferred influencing styles and your relationship.
Q8 In the UK, what is the legal minimum notice you have to give someone if you want to make them redundant?
No legal minimum: it depends on their contract
Q9 According to the OECD Economic Outlook 2020, which OECD country is going to have the smallest projected change In GDP this year?
Q10 Imagine ... you are in a meeting with a CEO who asks for your advice in an area in which you are not expert. How do you respond?
"I'm sorry, I don't know. That is not my expertise area."
"As you know, this is not my field, but in my experience, one idea might be to ...."
"I think the best approach would be to ..."
"Hmmm .... can I do some research and get back to you on that?"
Q11 According to PWC, and based on their 2020 Global CEO Survey, what are the top 3 concerns of CEOs around the world (interviewed in Sept-Oct 2019).
Availability of key skills, populism, climate change
Over-regulation, trade conflicts, uncertain growth
Policy uncertainty, cyber threats, protectionism
Recession, changing consumer behaviour, environmental damage
Technological change, taxation, geopolitical uncertainty
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