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Unformatted text preview: Organizational cultures The organizational culture is an organization's personality. Just as each person has a distinct personality, so does each organization. The culture of an organization distinguishes it from others and shapes the actions of its members. Four main components make up an organization's culture: Values Heroes Rites and rituals Social network Values are the basic beliefs that define employees' successes in an organization. For example, many universities place high values on professors being published. If a faculty member is published in a professional journal, for example, his or her chances of receiving tenure may be enhanced. The university wants to ensure that a published professor stays with the university for the duration of his or her academic career and this professor's ability to write for publications is a value. or her academic career and this professor's ability to write for publications is a value....
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- Fall '11