Orgculture - Organizational Culture Running head ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 1 Organizational Culture Present Trends Organizational Culture Outline I II

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Organizational Culture 1 Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE Organizational Culture: Present Trends
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Organizational Culture 2 Outline I. Introduction II. High Performance Teams III. Managing Organizational Identity IV. Managing Diversity V. Conclusion
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Organizational Culture 3 Organizational Culture: Present Trends Organizational culture has been defined as “the set of shared values and norms that control organizational members' interactions with each other and with suppliers, customers, and other people outside the organization” (Jones, 2004). Just as an organization's structure can be used to achieve competitive advantage and promote stakeholder interests, an organization's culture can be used to increase organizational effectiveness. This is because organizational culture controls the way members make decisions, the way they interpret and manage the organization's environment, what they do with information, and how they behave. Culture thus affects an organization's competitive position. As culture is discussed in terms of the values and norms that influence its members' behavior, it usually determines how members of a firm interpret the environment, bond its members to the organization, and give it a competitive advantage. Recent advances that develop organizational theories that deals with culture in organizations have been instituted. These are developing high performance teams, managing organizational identity and managing diversity. Organizational culture exercises a potent form of control over the interactions of organizational members with each other and with outsiders. By supplying people with a toolbox of values, norms, and rules that tell them how to behave, organizational culture is instrumental in determining how they interpret and react to a situation. In developing concepts that enhance organization's culture would literally translate success and competitive advantage in organizations. High Performance Teams When working with a group or a company, one should be a team player in order for your tasks to be accomplished successfully. To quote, “Someone may be great at his or her job, maybe
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Organizational Culture 4 even the best there ever was. But what counts at work is the organization’s success, not personal success. After all, if your organization fails, it does not matter how great you were; you are just as unemployed as everyone else” (Johnson, Kantner & Kikora, 1990). In the work environment, teams materialize to focus on tasks or solve problems that are beyond the capacity of one individual. With this type of set-up that allow creative and innovative juices to flow through the constant sharing of information, people could appropriate division of labor among the members of the team can lead to more effective, more efficient and less stressful workplace. Their high levels of performance with regards to quantity, quality, and timeliness of work results can contribute to their sense of satisfaction, addressing a psychological and
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Orgculture - Organizational Culture Running head ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 1 Organizational Culture Present Trends Organizational Culture Outline I II

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