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Contrasting organizational culture
Hewlett-Packard and Xerox
W7 Research Paper
June 20, 2013
MG 729 Mgt & Org Behavior
Organizational culture strongly and depth influences on workplace and working environment at present. An organization is defined by its beliefs, such as values, behavior, thoughts and expectations, as Helm presented “ Culture is usually measured as a set of shared symbols, values, and artifacts across an organization.” (Helm, 2001). Beliefs, values, behavior, thoughts and expectations can influence and determine the staff how to communicate with others in the organization, if they are correctly convey. In behavior
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Has organizational culture now replaced organizational structure as the dominant method of management control in organizations?
As we can see, in the last 20 years, the type of applicable management over organizational structure is changing due to many factors like the turbulent business and political environments, in order to keep an organization successful and so its goals can be met. Many organizations that started growing wanted and needed that recipe of success that until now few big successful organizations had. Management theory until now thought that power is ascribed to positions rather than to the individuals holding those positions (Weberâ€™s idea of bureaucracy). It was
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"Organizational Culture and Cross-Cultural Management" Please respond to the following:
* Hofstede’s study is an important contribution to cross-culture management research. Analyze the impact that culture exerts on recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, and task distribution. Determine whether or not there are leadership behaviors, attributes, and organizational practices that are generally accepted and effective across cultures. o
* *From the e-Activity, compare the two (2) cross-cultural management theories that you researched to Hofstede’s cross-cultural theory. Determine two (2) fundamental differences and similarities between each theory.
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Organizational Structure and Culture
Organizational structure can be defined as the establishment of authority and the arrangement of the work group. Classical theorists developed the concept of departmentalization as a means to maintain command, reinforce authority, and provide a formal system for communication (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). Designs of an organization can either be structured vertically or horizontally; subdividing work, specifying tasks, and fitting people into a plan. St. Luke’s Hospital is one of the 18 facilities within the Iasis Healthcare Organization. Iasis Healthcare is a charitable organization that was founded in 1998 in an effort to provide healthcare services
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In this paper I will use my life experiences to discuss Kohlâ€™s Department Store and examine the roles and responsibilities of the leaders in the company. I will also differentiate between leaders and managers. I will describe the roles that the organizational managers and leaders play in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture. I will also explain how the four functions of management support the creation and maintenance of a healthy organizational culture and recommend at least two strategies that organizational managers and leaders can use to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture.
What is a
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Starbuck’s Organizational Culture & Communication
As we all know, Starbucks is largest marketer and retailer store in America. Whenever, people talk about or think about the most popular coffee place in any part of the word. They immediately think of Starbucks, and it’s true. What most people don’t know about Starbucks it is classified as one of the best coffee place in the Most Admired Food Services Companies. Starbucks has over 12000 coffee shops and more than 600 shops all over the world. Starbucks is rated as one of an accountable and international product association. Starbucks is extremely devoted corporation, whether it is toward its customers, products or employees. Starbucks
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Organizational Culture Supplemental Case:
Asset-One Bank is one of Asia's largest financial
institutions, but it had difficulty entering the personal
investment business where several other companies
dominate the market. To gain entry to this market, AssetOne decided to acquire Taurus Bank, a much smaller
financial institution that had aggressively developed
investment funds (unit trusts) and online banking in the
region. Taurus was owned by a European conglomerate
that wanted to exit the financial sector, so the company
was quietly put up for sale. The opportunity to acquire
Taurus seemed like a perfect fit to Asset-One's
executives, who saw the purchase as an
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Examining the effect of leadership behavior and organizational culture on knowledge management
From 1993 knowledge was an important economic resources and to gain the competitive advantage organization should have emphasis on knowledge. Now a day its knowledge based economy in which knowledge based organizations have focus on the process of knowledge management which is knowledge creation, knowledge acquiring/learning, knowledge sharing and knowledge transferring. Organizational knowledge has two types tacit and explicit knowledge. Tacit knowledge basically subjective and experiential based which cannot be express in words while explicit knowledge based on objective and
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How Can Management Strengthen the Organizational Culture?
There is a subtle link between expectancy, effort, productivity and reward. Werner (2002, p.335) states that “a person will exert a high effort if he/she believes there is reasonable probability that the effort will lead to the attainment of an organizational goal, and the attainment of the organizational goal will become an instrument through which that person will attain his/her personal goals.” If this is the case with employees, one would thus conclude that 0rganizational goals will be elevated above personal goals, and this may account for the use of incentives and rewards to recognize the effort made by employees. In the same
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Title: Culture And Job Design, Journal Of Organizational Behavior Author: Miriam Erez
“Imagine Americans, Israelis and Japanese participating in an international management training program. They all assemble in one lecture room, each with a personal computer with an Internet connection. The training session begins with an in-basket simulation. Each participant gets a set of problems to solve. The instructor lets them know that they can use any method they want to work out the problems. They can sit in class or go outside. They can use Google to get more information, exchange ideas with each other, or both. The instructor then observes their free
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GLOBAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH ♦ VOLUME 6 ♦ NUMBER 1 ♦ 2012
INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ON
ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR: A
Jagannath Mohanty, Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
Bhabani P Rath, Berhampur University, Berhampur
In recent years, the employer expectations have witnessed an upward surge, in anticipation of certain
discretionary behaviors out of their employees, which fall beyond the purview of workplace requirement
and reward systems. All this apparently is to ensure long service periods and bring out the
‘Organizational Citizen’ within the employee in the organizational context. The present paper is an
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unity and that uniqueness in terms require a distinctive leadership style. The most suitable leadership style depends on the nature of the performed operations: economic sector, type of activity, etc., but also by the individual preferences of the subordinated employees, the point in time and the environment in which the organization operates. In line with that, I support the essay’s statement that organizations cannot function adequately if there is no match between the economic sector in which they operate their organizational culture and their leadership style.
A wide variety of approaches to managerial styles was explored throughout the literature reviewed, focused on the
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Southwest Airlines is one of the most successful companies today. It has a strong and positive workplace culture that promotes open communication, teamwork, and excellent customer service. Its mission statement states that the company is “committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer” (Southwest Airlines, 1988). In his greeting on the company’s
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Health Care Leader Interview
June 1, 2016
Health Care Leader Interview
The primary goal of any health care system should be to influence the quality of patients care through good nursing leadership. Effective nursing leaders are generally not born knowing how to positively affect people, their powers of persuasion are developed with a willingness to serve and old with fashion sweat equity. Attributes such as honesty, empathy, communication, flexibility, direction and conviction are some of the ingredients which comprise a phenomenal leader. During this interview I will refer to this leader as (CT) which are her initials. Henceforth
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SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND CORPORATE EFFECTIVENES
Tran Thi Thu Huong
Columbia Southern University
SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND CORPORATE EFFECTIVENES
Four critical questions to ask in any boardroom of both large and small companies around the world in the 21st century are how to attract and keep talented people, how to increase profits and shareholder value, how to increase creativity and productivity, and how to ensure ethics permeate the corporate culture. These four points involve to organization management, particularly to manage organizational culture. After researching 207 companies within 22 industries between 1977 and 1988, John Kotter & James
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As the end of the year approaches I am faced with the daunting task of writing and conducting year-end job performance evaluations. I find myself thinking about my company’s values and the organizational culture at my facility, a great majority of my time. Almost every management meeting I have attended this month has involved a discussion of the company new values guide or how we change the culture in our plant to align with these values. There seems to be nothing more important now, as we come to the end of this year and prepare for next year. The meetings are long and repetitive, “we need to change the culture in the organization” is
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understanding of organizational behavior holds importance for the reasons as it can bring helpful adjustments within the company with establishment of faster and better performs for everyone inside and outside of the company. Organizational behavior helps better to understand these dealings through approaches of organizational culture, diversity, and communication (Martin, 2004).
Organizational culture is the behaviors and principles that play a part to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization.
Organizational culture is the companies past and current assumptions, experiences, and values that holds the company together, and is
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, math, and chemistry, organizational behavior is a study in compromise. Many people think that the study of organizational behavior is nothing more than common sense. This cannot be farther from the truth. Organizational behavior is based on intuition and systematic study. Intuition, or that”gut feeling” that a person has, combined with the contingency variables (how different people react to different situations) plus taking a systematic approach can all be used in combination to assess a situation.
The culture of an organization is like the personality of the company. The culture of an organization is comprised of the personalities of all of the employees
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managers and how their leadership works, there are different things that need to take place and certain rules that must be followed in the work place. Due to this, the management team often has to make changes in the workplace to achieve a higher level of employee performance, even when it is not the popular decision. These changes in management practices, safety culture of organization, workforce deployment and work design are all a large part of the organizational manager’s duty's (Article Click, 2011). The management team is also in charge of making sure that all employees are following organizational management duties. The responsibilities of the employees are the most important part of
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structured organizational environment. Employee behavior can have an impact on the behavior of the other employees. This paper discusses the terms and conceptions of organizational behavior.
An organizational culture is an essential part of a company that separates one company from other companies. According to Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn (2008), organizational culture is a shared beliefs and values that influence the behavior of the organizations members. Those with a strong culture will “operate with a clear vision of the future that is supported by well-developed and well-communicated beliefs and values’ (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2008). Many companies with a strong culture
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helps in contributing to the fulfillment of organizational goals. Also you will see it inspires heightened productivity, as employees are voluntarily offering their best efforts for the organization. Diversity that employees may convey may be hidden and visible but you will never see it channeled in a negative way, because th3ey do not see it as a barrier but embrace the differences that bring them successes. A diverse workforce is needed to create an inclusive work environment (Soon Lee, 2015).
How would you measure the success of your organizational design in structure and culture?
A successful organizational design is what determines every company’s success. For example, the
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts
Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts
University of Phoenix
Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts
In today’s business world, organizations are working hard to remain successful because of the economy still somewhat on a downward slope. The key concepts holding these successful organizations together are organizational culture and behavior, diversity, communication, business ethics, and change management. Each of these concepts separately cannot help an organization become successful, but together these concepts play an important role within an organization. To understand this though each concept
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AbstractThis paper reviews the key points and examines the validity of the concepts learned in week one and two reading assignment on the impact of organizational culture on the stakeholders of the organization and the organization.The first article "3 Signs of a Dysfunctional Company" by Joanna L. Krotz, discusses how to recognize the "three telltale signs that your company is unhealthy and some possible ways to get it well again" (Krotz, 2003). It also explores the reasons behind the failure of organizational change efforts.The second article "NASA 'Culture' to Blame Shuttle Report: 'Ineffective' NASA Leadership at Fault in Columbia Tragedy" by Paul Recer, analyzes internal problems and
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with leading at the organizational level. In order to
be successful Sergeants Major must become part of an organizationâ€™s leadership culture and
be able to effectively act as a conduit between tactical and organizational leaders.
Tactical leadership is the leadership of individual Soldiers and small teams. This type of
leadership is where all Soldiers begin their military career. Most never leave it because they do
not desire organizational level assignments, or do not possess the ability to make the transition
between the two levels. Tactical level leadership is a micro-view of military operations, it is
hands-on, detail oriented, hard work that is well suited to be
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The organizational culture in Decathlon Company
On the textbook “a primer on organizational behavior” James, Anthony and Marcus definite organizational culture is a reflection of an organization’s “personality,” and, similar to an individual’s personality, provides us with insights into attitudes and behaviors.
Ravasi and Schultz (2006) state that organizational culture is a set of shared mental assumptions that guide interpretation and action in organizations by defining appropriate behavior for various situations.
Organizational culture composited various factors from history, product, market, technology, strategy, type of employees, management style, and national
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Organizational Context: Design and Culture 57
Learning Objectives 57 The Organizational Theory Foundation 58
Denning Organizational Behavior 20 Theoretical Foundation for Organizational Behavior 20
Cognitive Framework 20 Behavioristic Framework 21 Social Cognitive Framework 22
The Conceptual Framework for the Text 25 Summary 25 Ending with Meta-Analytic Research Findings 26 Questions for Discussion and Review 27 Internet Exercise: Nonjobs or Telecommuting 27 Real Case: The Big Squeeze on Workers 28 Organizational Behavior Case: How Is This Stuff Going to Help Me? 29 Organizational Behavior Case: Too Nice to People 29 xii
Historical Roots 58 Modern Theoretical Foundation 58 What
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changes in creating a difference. An evidence-based thinking method used in OB called the contingency approach identifies “how different situations can best be understood and handled” (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2008). For instance the application of OB theories and how they may differ when applied to working environments in different countries with a different culture.
“In the internal environment of organizations, the shared belief and values that influence the behavior of organizational members crate what is called the organizational culture” (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2008). An organization contain a strong internal environment reaps the rewards of
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Assignment #5: “ROWE Program at Best Buy”
September 3, 2011
Dr. Dominique Sweeting
1. Describe the culture of Best Buy.
Jody Thompson helped to pioneer the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) at Best Buy Corporation. The creation of this program was fundamental in the introduction of the Culture Rx Concept. Organizational culture is made up of the ideas and values shared by the employees of an organization. In the Best Buy organizational culture, there was a minimal amount of values being shared. The negative environment at Best Buy prevented the employees from bonding. There was not that much time available for employees to interact with each other.
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Apple is popularly known as a technology company, astounding the world with its exceptional products. The American multinational conceptualize, designs and markets consumer electronics, personal computers and computer software Apple Inc. is a computer manufacturing company that is working globally. Apple grew very fast in a little time due to its strong culture, hierarchy; policies and innovation which truly made the company achieve prosperity. The organizational structure of the company is made is such a way to be more competitive in a critical juncture, in the company's history. The organizational culture of Apple is unique with the drive to outperform and succeed with the
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development of information technology (IT) solutions (e.g., user interface design) A crucial feature of change management is that it is seen as only one component of a larger organizational change effort, the other components being strategy, business processes, and technology”.
In many organizations, organizational development is primarily concerned with managing change in such a way that knowledge and skills are transferred to build the organization’s ability to achieve goals and solve problems (Cummings, et al., 2009).
Worren & Ruddle (1999) states:
“Organizational development places specific emphasis on the human resources and organizational culture functions. Talent must be
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2.4 Organizational Influences on Project Management
The organizational culture, style, and structure influence how projects are performed. An organization’s degree of project management maturity and its project management systems can also influence the project.
2.4.1 Organizational Cultures and Styles
Cultures and styles
◦ may have a strong influence on a project’s ability to meet the objectives. ◦ Cultures and styles are typically known as “cultural norms”. ◦ The “norms” include a common knowledge regarding how to approach getting the work done, what means are considered acceptable for getting the work done, and who is influential in facilitating the work
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topics of organizational behavior and culture, what functions makes an organization’s culture beneficial. Diversity and communication and other key concepts of a healthy organization.
Behavior and Culture
An organization is a collection of individuals working together toward achieving a common goal (Schermerhorn & Hunt & Osborn, 2008). In an organization exists a stated mission that are goals to achieve. Certain organizations have a mission to make profit, others are non-profit. The leadership inside an organization sets it’s mission. These set standards are what leaders and mangers of an organization use to apply the strategies to reach it’s goals. Organizational behavior is the study of the
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, scientific management heavily emphasized financial incentives to increase productivity. Yet the general thrust centered on performing work in a highly efficient manner.
Organizational behavior is also heavily influenced by sociology in its study of group behavior, organization structure, diversity, and culture. In addition, the insights of cultural anthropologists contribute to an understanding of organizational culture (the values and customs of a firm). In recent years, several companies have hired anthropologists to help them cultivate the right organizational culture. Organizational behavior also gains insights from political science toward understanding the distribution of power in
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People and Organisations (Organisational Behaviour: Culture)
This report will discuss about two given articles; the key findings of each article, context of each article, the relationship between the context of articles, similarities and dissimilarities between both the articles and also attached with a summary of both the articles as an appendix.
Findings of each article
According to the research by MacIntosh & Doherty (2007), in a fitness industry organizational culture plays a major role for the client satisfaction and also in retaining them. Though the corporate values such as performance, peak attitude and fitness plays a major role in a fitness industry, the most significant
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What is Culture?
Basically, organizational culture is the personality of the organization. Culture is comprised of the assumptions, values, norms and tangible signs (artifacts) of organization members and their behaviors. Members of an organization soon come to sense the particular culture of an organization. Culture is one of those terms that's difficult to express distinctly, but everyone knows it when they sense it. For example, the culture of a large, for-profit corporation is quite different than that of a hospital which is quite different than that of a university. You can tell the culture of an organization by looking at the arrangement of furniture, what they brag about, what
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culture to which they belong (3).
There are two types of cultures that affect IHRM: Organizational culture and National culture. Organizational culture affects how an organization copes with competition and change, whether in terms of technology, economics or people. Firstly values, norms and behaviors play a big part in organization culture. The role of leader in an organizational culture is powerful- such in the case of Apple founder - Steve Jobs is seen as innovative, creative and inspiring, making Apple one of the most innovative companies in the world. The leader normally creates organizational culture and its existence would subtly influence perception, thought, action and feelings
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profitable organization (University of Phoenix, 2010). As a new leader to the organization the COO will need to identify the existing methods of control and organizational cultures. Respond to the existing conditions by recommending a restructuring strategy to improve the existing culture, empower individuals and teams, and implement a management practice that will be most effective to team building and organizational growth (University of Phoenix, 2010).Existing Methods of Control and CultureCulture defines and creates a distinction between one organization and another by conveying a sense of identity and belonging to the organizational members. Culture is the social glue that that holds the
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One of the biggest studies of effective leaderships in different cultures is the GLOBE study. The Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Research Program is a network of 170 social scientists and scholars from 62 cultures throughout the world, working in a long-term effort to examine the relationships between culture, practices, and leadership. The goal of this study is to develop a theory to describe, understand, and predict the impact of cultural variables on leadership and organizational processes and the effectiveness of it all. A particular strength of the GLOBE study is the combination of qualitative and quantitative data. The book contains five sections: the
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mission for the agency. After the purpose and mission has been established, the Criminal Justice agencies need to strategize to fulfill the purpose and mission. A diverse workforce and cultural diversity is another element of Organizational Behavior. Workforce diversity encompasses all forms of differences among individuals, including culture, gender, age, ability, religion, personality, social status, and sexual orientation. The attention to diversity increased because of the change in the population. Managers in the different agencies, such as organizations, companies, criminal justice system, and correctional system feel that dealing with diversity successful is a paramount concern for two
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organizational behavior terms and concepts at Walgreens
The Walgreen Company was established 109 years ago by founder, Charles R. Walgreen. Today the organization is based on a century old company culture that reflects the vision of its founding father. The paper to follow will define organizational culture and behavior, diversity, and communication. The paper to follow will then explain in detail how these terms and concepts relate to the Walgreen Company as an organization.
An organizational culture is a set of common values, beliefs, aspects, and psychology shared by members of an organization. Organizational culture often guides the way that members of an
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts
Organizational Behavior can be defined as “the study of human behavior in organizations.” (Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn, 2005, 17). This paper will explain key concepts and terminology of organizational behavior and how it relates to Redwood Coast Regional Center (RCRC), my organization. The discussion items include organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency and organizational learning. Organizations are made up of people, whose actions influence all areas of business, and in turn create the dynamic of organizational behavior.
A key concept of organizational
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fundamental strategy for coordinating organizational activities,â€ (Learn Management 2, 2008). The form of departmentalization that Good Sports organizational structure operates under is a functional structure. â€œ A functional structure organizes employees around specific knowledge or other resources,â€ (Learn Management 2, 2008). Good Sport is broken down into several types of teams such as R&D, production, marketing and sales where the team members process expert knowledge in the same area of work, share common goals and budgets.
Good Sport is considered to have both a strong and informal organizational culture that exists at Good Sport. The employees at Good Sport have adopted an informal
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Topic: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AFFECT THE PROCESS OF MANAGING CHANGE
Concepts of organisational culture and Change
Culture is the total product of human creativity and intellect. Culture is a learned behaviour which is also socially transmitted such as customs, beliefs, morals, technology and art which show clear similarities between people in a particular locality which fosters unity and development.
Furthermore, culture is an inherited pattern of shared meaning and common understandings and this influences how people manage their lives and provide the lens through which they interpret their society. Culture can also be described as a collective norms and behaviour.
On the other hand
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The relationship between the performative nature of contemporary culture and new workplace architectural forms
In a general perspective, the contemporary culture is a set of popular elements within the society such as arts, music, and architecture. It can also refer to certain political, religious, attitudes and beliefs leading to the trends in the present time (Buckingham, 2013). In the organizational context, the contemporary culture of a firm keeps extensive importance to the business because it turns the organizational status quite distinctive from the outside world. There are numerous forces driving the change in contemporary culture of an
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ï»¿Project Management, 2e (Pinto)
Chapter 2 The Organizational Context: Strategy, Structure, and Culture
1) The same project managed in the same fashion may succeed in one organization but fail in another.
Section: 2.0 Introduction
AACSB Tag: Reflective
2) Most companies are well suited to allow for successful completion of projects in conjunction with other on-going corporate activities.
Section: 2.0 Introduction
AACSB Tag: Reflective
3) Developing vision and mission statements is an important tactical step in project management.
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and ConceptsOrganizational behavior is the study of how individuals and groups act in organizations (Hitt, Miller, & Colella, 2006). By taking a system approach interpretations of relationships in individuals and groups as well as organizations are examined. The key purpose is to build better relationships. Some of the key concepts of organizational behavior are organizational culture, communication, diversity, along with business ethics, and change management (Flemming & Zyglidopoulos, 2008).Organizational culture is the personality of an organization. In other words, organizational culture is a pattern of knowledge, beliefs and behaviors of an
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Definition of Organizational Culture is defined as the specific collection of shared values that are shared by people and groups in an organization and that control the way they interact with each other and with the stakeholders outside the organization.Coca Cola organizational culture is described as "One Company, One Team and One Passion".One Company: Shared passion to transform Coca Cola Company to benefit and refresh everyone who is touched by our business. Each individual are inspires to grow, develop, share ideas and learn to meet future demands. Be the best at what they do.One Team: Vision, innovative ideas and passion to deliver results. Develop and inspire others and achieve one
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, organizational culture.
Journal of Comprehensive Research, Volume 8, Page 14
The variable outlined above provides parameters within which a number of
interrelated dimensions can be identified – the individual, the group, the organization and
the environment – which collectively influence behavior in work organizations.
Organizations are made up of their individual members. The individual is a
central feature of organizational behavior and a necessary part of any behavioral
situation, whether acting in isolation or as part of a group, in response to expectations of
the organization, or as a result of the influences of the external environment. Where
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June 06, 2014
Management Theory and Practice
Professor Joseph GERWENS
Management Theory and Practice
Without organizational structure, staff members can run into difficulty with knowing who to report to in the business if any situations come up. In a business there needs to be structure so employees can know who they need to report to if they should need to communicate something that is of a concern. Organizational structure is very important because it improves the operations in the business. By a business developing a form of organizational structure different departments can be able
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create ethical dilemmas for their employees. The increased pressure on an organization to perform and higher than normal unemployment are a recipe for increased unethical behavior by an organization and its members.
Ethical issues are also a major concern in organizational behavior because individual influences impact the ethical behavior. The organizations leadership is in a position to influence the ethical behavior of its employees by establishing the right culture.
Ethical Issues in Organizations
The traditional viewpoint on facilitating ethical behavior within an organization is to assume that the individuals alone are responsible for misconduct, either illegal or unethical