Lecture Session #5.5

Lecture Session #5.5 - BUAD304 LeadingOrganizations...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style BUAD 304 Leading Organizations Lecture Session #5 Leader as Structural Architect Leader as Maker of Culture
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Organizational Culture “A system of shared meaning held by  members that distinguishes the organization  from other organizations” Serves as a roadmap; shows members how  they should think, feel, behave, etc.
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Organizational Culture:  Why Does it Matter? It affects organizational performance Can improve performance and help people do  their jobs effectively Innovation, toughness, niceness, etc. Serves as a guide for behavior (efficient) Can reduce performance and prevent people  from doing their jobs effectively Blaming, fear, competition, etc.  Hinders success of mergers and acquisitions
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Organizational Culture:  Why Does it Matter? It affects individual performance and  satisfaction Find a work culture that fits your style and  preferences (e.g., hawks vs. doves) Be aware of culture when switching from one  org. to another (often big differences)
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Seven Primary Characteristics of Org.  Culture (can be high/low on each) Innovation and risk-taking   (members are encouraged to be  creative, take risks) Attention to detail   (members are expected to show precision,  analysis, and attention to detail) Outcome orientation   (management focuses on outcomes rather  than techniques/processes) People orientation   (management considers how decisions will  affect members) Team orientation   (work is primarily done in teams) Aggressiveness   (people are aggressive and competitive)
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Questions 1. In what ways is boot camp used to establish  a culture?  2. What is the culture? What purpose does  this culture serve the military? 3. Are there similarities between a business  culture and the culture of the military? If so,  what are they?
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How Marshall is Seeking to  Change Its Culture Setting a clear strategic direction and  creating a strong culture Strategic planning process Key stakeholders representing faculty, staff,  students, and alums Developed Marshall’s mission, values,   and  strategic initiatives 
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The Marshall School of Business is an  eminent, global, learner-centered  community dedicated to excellence in  advancing knowledge and developing  innovative, ethical leaders. What grabs your attention about this mission? Strengths, weaknesses? 
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