Organizational_Culture_Analysis

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Kazi, Derek, Steven, Dave, Rich, Tristan, Fanny Apple Organizational Culture Analysis Organization: Apple September 20, 2007 Akhter, Kazi Dutill, Derek Ivankin, Steven Michie, Dave Shain, Rich Smith, Tristan Yang, Fanny 1
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Kazi, Derek, Steven, Dave, Rich, Tristan, Fanny Apple Table of Contents Page 3 : Summary Page 4 : Selection of Organization Page 4 : Cultural Issues Page 5 : Culture Identified Page 6 : Preferred Cultural Structure Page 6 : Cultural Preference Evolution Page 7 : Bibliography Page 8 – 11 : Appendix A - The OCAI 2
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Kazi, Derek, Steven, Dave, Rich, Tristan, Fanny Apple Summary The organization Apple Inc. was selected for this project because of its  interesting aspects in the cultural values framework model. The culture of Apple has  changed dramatically over the decades. From a small business developed in a mere  garage to a successful multi-billion dollar company, Apple has gone through many  changes that are commendable for speculation.  In the very beginning, Apple started out as an adhocracal organization. The  people of Apple were innovative, creative, and, most importantly, they dared to take  risks. With their cutting-edge ideas, Apple moved closer to success.  Thus, the company moved towards a different pattern in the organizational  culture: a clan-like organization. A small group developed over time in the Apple  Company. This group, known as the Apple Computer pirates, dedicated their time and  efforts towards creating the Macintosh computer. They worked together as team under  an environment of open communication. This family-type organization led the Apple  Company closer to success.  However, as the company advanced, they realized that a set of rules and  standards were needed to manage such a big organization. Apple took necessary  procedures to lead the company into a more hierarchal organization.  The third cultural change seems to have taken away most of Apple's innovative  peak. No longer the vigorous company it once were, Apple moved towards the market- based cultural stage. They became more concerned with their competitors and  3
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Kazi, Derek, Steven, Dave, Rich, Tristan, Fanny Apple improving productivity. This didn't fair well with the Apple organization. The lost of  Apple's innovative spark affected the organization in a negative way. From so many  cultural changes, perhaps Apple should have stayed in the first two projects types from  the beginning.  Selection of Organization Apple Inc. was selected as the ideal organization to be analyzed because of its  unique cultural changes. The OCAI reflects strongly from this organization from an  adhocracal structure to a hierarchal structure, Apple has experienced failure and 
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