Ch 8-1 - Ch. 8- Organizational Culture, Structure, and...

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Ch. 8- Organizational Culture, Structure, and Design Warm-up: What type of organizational culture (or atmosphere) best suits your personality and work style?
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Organizational culture: (or, corporate culture ) A system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members.
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Four types of organizational culture:
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Clan Oriented Organization
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Market Oriented Organizations
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Adhocracy Oriented Organization
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Hierarchically Oriented Organization
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Three levels of organizational culture: Source: Schein, E.H. Organizational Culture and Leadership, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1992, Figure 9 Edgar Schein Andrew Pettigrew
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So, how do employees “learn ” culture??? Symbols: An object, act, quality, or event that conveys meaning to others. Stories: A narrative based upon true events, which is repeated – and often embellished upon- to emphasize a particular value. Heroes: A person whose accomplishments embody the values of the organization.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course BUS 315 taught by Professor Powell during the Spring '11 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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Ch 8-1 - Ch. 8- Organizational Culture, Structure, and...

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