S10_Org Culture_handouts - 3/9/2010 1 3 Examples of...

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3/9/2010 1 1 ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND ETHICAL DECISION MAKING Dr. Truong Thi Nam Thang Structural comparison of organizational types 2 Characteristics Emphasis Decentralised Centralised Hierarchy of authority Decentralised Centralised Flexibility High Low Adaptability High Low Problem recognition High Low Implementation Low High Dealing with changes in environmental complexity Good Poor Rules and procedures Few and informal Many and formal Division of labor Ambiguous Clear-cut Span of control Few employees Many employees Use of managerial techniques Minimal Extensive Coordination and control Informal and personal Formal and impersonal Examples of centralized and decentralized corporate culture 3 Company Organizational culture Characterized by Nike Decentralized Creativity, freedom, informality Southwest Airlines Decentralised Fun, teamwork orientation, loyalty General Motors Centralised Unions, adherence to task assignments, structured Microsoft
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