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GM591 PREPARATION GUIDE: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE INVENTORY Organizational culture matters because many researchers and practitioners believe that it makes a difference to effective organizational performance. 1 It has become commonplace in the last 20 years to reference organizational culture as an inhibitor or enabler of significant organizational initiatives. While everyone talks about organizational culture, few people really understand it and even fewer know how to use culture to their advantage or how to change it "More and more managers in organizations are talking about changing their cultures, creating new cultures, figuring out the impact of their cultures, or preserving their cultures. Managers need to learn that where culture may matter most is in its impact on the "hard" stuff, such as strategy and structure." 2 Organizational culture is the collection of relatively uniform and enduring beliefs, values, customs, traditions, and practices shared by an organization’s members and transmitted from one generation of employees to another. The expectations derived from organizational culture create norms of acceptable behavior and ways of surviving, fitting in, and doing things in the organization—just as our personalities influence our own expectations and actions. Every organization has its own culture, and, as a component of its culture, a set of expectations or behavioral norms . The Human Synergistics Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) is a quantitative instrument that measures 12 sets of behavioral norms associated with three general types of organizational cultures: (1) Constructive Cultures , (2) Passive/Defensive Cultures , and (3) Aggressive/Defensive Cultures . In the OCI, identifying the norms that guide members' behavior can help us to describe a current culture, compare it to some ideal culture, and then use the gap between current and ideal to identify the need for cultural change in terms of outcomes important to your organization. 3 ASSIGNMENT Select an organization with which you are familiar and complete the Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) for that organization/unit. Then, write a paper in which you analyze the results of the OCI. Access the online version of the OCI from within the course shell (look for the OCI tab under Week 4 or 5. The content of your paper should include, but is not limited to, information about the following
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