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May 12, 2011 Organizational Culture (Prescriptive) Peter and Wellman Organizational Culture (Descriptive) Pacanowsky and O-Donnel Trujillo Describe a culture and show to organizations Organization IS its own culture – only way to approach is descriptive Assumptions 1. Organizational members create and maintain a shared sense of organizational reality, resulting in a better understanding of the values of an organization. (change the people, change the culture a. Values: the standards and principles within a culture that have intrinsic worth to a culture. Values inform organization members about what is important 2. The use and interpretation of symbols (words) are critical to an organization’s culture. Symbols communicate an organization’s values. (papers, memos, manuals, etc.) 3. Cultures vary across organizations, and the interpretations of actions within these cultures are diverse. Ethnography
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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