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16:07 Organizational Culture  Collectively held beliefs about an organizations history, values, and identity Assumptions, values, norms, artifacts Like the personality of the organization How do people act? What’s acceptable and not ? More enduring than “climate” Organizational Culture is developed through and can be seen in:  1.) Metaphors:  see something in terms of something else.  Examples:   http://www.leadersdirect.com/metaphor.html Function: imply collective values 2.) Stories:  narrative examples or anecdotes, suggesting heroes/villains,  good/evil (a lot of time have to do with history or founding of organization. . ex. Apple)  Examples:  o Sam Walton o Hewlett Packard o Apple o GW? Function: create and sustain common history 3.) Rites:  public cultural activates within ceremonial occasions (rituals- subset)  Types:  o … of passage  o …of integration ( colonial inauguration)
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Unformatted text preview: o …of enhancement o …of degradation o … of renewal • Function: foster common identity and commitment Elements of Organizational Culture: • 1.) Sociability : level of personal involvement • 2.) Power distribution and job autonomy: level of independence, responsibility expected of employees • 3.) Depress of structure: rigidity of roles, areas of responsibility, policies and procedures • 4.) Achievement rewards: amount and nature of praise and recognition for accomplishments. • 5.) Opportunities for growth: focus on skill development and training • 6.) Tolerance for risk and Change: value of innovation vs. tradition stability • 7. ) Conflict Tolerance: acceptance of and ways of handling disagreement • 8. ) Emotional Support: level and manner of response to employee concerns 16:07 16:07...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course GEOL 002 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '09 term at GWU.

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