Examples of Cultural Symbols, Ceremonies, etc.

Examples of Cultural Symbols, Ceremonies, etc. - Examples...

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1. Cultural Symbols - something that you can see, hear, or feel - may not have the same meaning to all people - typically organizational layout, landscape or dress - can mean different things in different countries a) open door policy – encourage communication, openness b) casual dress – appear more friendly c) jogging trails, swimming pools, open areas – openness, participation, informal, equality d) same logo in many countries – same standards, consistency e.g. McDonald’s e) new logo – totally new image f) procedures’ manual, formal structure, stable environment, insistence on punctuality - hierarchical g) coffee parties, potlucks – team culture h) police uniform – accept orders unquestionably i) doctor’s white coat – pure, clean, will treat you, take care of you
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j) uniforms at school – equal treatment, everyone is important k) reserved parking spaces for management, top floor offices, executive dining hall – does not suggest open and participative culture
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