Log1a - Sarah Perkins ENGRC 335: Log 1a: an organization's...

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Sarah Perkins ENGRC 335: Log 1a: an organization’s three cultures 1. Schein defines culture as the assumptions about the world shared by a group. Each culture has its own view on how the world is and ought to be. The three cultures Schein discusses are operator culture, engineering culture, and executive culture. Conflicts can occur between each culture due to lack of alignment, lack of trust and openness, lack of understanding, different goals, and dissimilar language between cultures. 2. Operational culture is based on operational success. Operator culture varies significantly across organizations because it evolves within organizations and units. The knowledge needed is specialized to the organization’s technology. Operators work as teams, each working on an individual part of the whole; so openness, trust, and commitment are highly valued. Operators must learn to think on their feet and learn to deal with the surprises In engineering culture designers and technocrats drive core technologies. Engineers
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This homework help was uploaded on 02/20/2008 for the course ENGRC 3350 taught by Professor Ahlers during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Log1a - Sarah Perkins ENGRC 335: Log 1a: an organization's...

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