day 14_power_politics

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MS&E 280 – 5/22/08
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What organizational culture is “A pattern of  beliefs  and  expectations   shared  by the organization’s members.   These beliefs and expectations produce  norms  that powerfully  shape the behavior   of individuals and groups.” Schwartz and Davis, 1981
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The culture “iceberg” Underlying values, assumptions, beliefs, attitudes, feelings. ... Observable symbols,  ceremonies, stories, slogans,  behaviors, dress, physical settings
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Culture links to high performance… …when it is clear, consistent and  comprehensive  (Chatman and Cha 2003) …when it is aligned with and promotes  execution of strategy …when it enables organization to adapt to  change
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Consider Microsoft and Yahoo What is Microsoft’s culture? What is Yahoo’s culture? Is there a middle ground??  Could these two 
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2010 for the course MS&E 280 taught by Professor Rosannesiino during the Spring '08 term at Stanford.

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