Week 4 DB

Week 4 DB - Week 4 1 How do newcomers learn the culture of...

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Week 4 1. How do newcomers learn the culture of your organization? How can an organization encourage newcomers to develop (a) an institutionalized role orientation and (b) a individualized role orientation? To learn an organization’s culture, newcomers must obtain information about cultural values. They can learn values indirectly, by observing how existing members behave and inferring what behaviors are appropriate and inappropriate. From the organization’s perspective, the indirect method is risky because newcomers might observe and learn habits that are not acceptable to the organization. From the organization’s perspective, the most effective way for newcomers to learn appropriate values is through socialization is the process by which members learn and internalize the norms of an organization’s culture. Role orientation is the characteristic way in which newcomers respond to a situation. An institutionalized role orientations results when individuals are taught to respond to a new context in the same way that existing organizational members respond to it. An institutionalized orientation encourages obedience and conformity to rules and norms. An individualized role orientation results when individuals are allowed and encouraged to be creative and to experiment with changing norms and values so an organization can better achieve its values. 2. "An organization should always adopt a broad stance on social responsibility.” Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement. I agree because social responsibility is an organization’s moral responsibility to stakeholder
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