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Chapter 17 - Chapter 17: Organizational Culture...

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Chapter 17: Organizational Culture o Organizational culture: system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations o Innovation and risk taking o Attention to detail o Outcome orientation o People orientation o Team orientation o Aggressiveness o Stability o Organizational culture is descriptive ; job satisfaction is evaluative o dominant culture: core values, shared by majority of members o subculture: minicultures, usually separated by designation or geography o strong cultures high behavioral control reduced turnover o strong culture: o increases behavioral consistency o Substitute for formalization (achieves predictability, orderliness, consistency without written documentation) Culture’s Function o Creates distinctions between one organization and others o Conveys sense of identity for members o Facilitates the generation of commitment to something larger than individual self-interest o Enhances stability of social system o
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2008 for the course BUAD 304 taught by Professor Cummings during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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