IV - Culture and Values

IV - Culture and Values - 1 Shaping Culture and Shaping...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Shaping Culture and Shaping Culture and Values Values Functions of Culture in business Functions of Culture in business 1. Culture provides a sense of identity to members and increases commitment. 2. Culture provides a way for employees to interpret the meaning of organizational events. 3. Culture reinforces the values of the organization. 4. Culture serves as a control mechanisms for shaping behavior. 2 The Concept of culture The Concept of culture • Sir Edward Burnett Taylor (1832-1917) • First alluded to in the Hawthorne studies by Elton Mayo-established that workplaces are social environments • The topic of corporate culture emerged in the 1970s 3 4 Behavioral psychology Behavioral psychology Sociology Sociology Organization behavior Organization behavior Communication Communication The wheel of culture. An interdisciplinary analysis Culture Involves: 5 Culture Culture 6 Ex. 14.1 Ex. 14.1 Levels of Corporate Culture Levels of Corporate Culture Visible 1. Artifacts such as dress, office layout, symbols, slogans, ceremonies Invisible 1. Expressed values, such as “The Penney Idea,” “The HP Way” 2. Underlying assumptions and deep beliefs, such as “people here care about one another like a family” Deeper values and shared understandings held by organization members Culture that can be seen at the surface level 7 Importance of Culture Importance of Culture • It integrates members so that they know how to relate to one another. (Internal) – Guides day-to-day work – Determines how communication occurs in the workplace – What behavior is acceptable – How power and status are allocated 8...
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