Chapter 10 Notes

Chapter 10 Notes - Chapter10OrganizationalCulture

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Chapter 10 Organizational Culture Defining Organizational Culture Organizational Culture:  the values and assumptions shared within an  organization - Directs everyone in the organization toward the “right way” of doing things - Frames and shapes the decisions that managers and other employees should  make and the actions they should take Shared Values:  values that people within the organization or work unit have in  common and place near the top of their hierarchy of values Values:  are stable evaluative beliefs that guide our preferences for outcomes or  courses of action in a variety of ways Espoused Values:  values people say they use and, in many cases, think they  use even if they don’t  Shared Assumptions - Assumptions:  unconscious perceptions or beliefs that have worked so well in  the past that they are considered the correct way to think and act toward  problems and opportunities - These assumptions are so deep that they are taken for granted they are  obviously good and right for the company that no one really questioned its  underlying assumptions Content of Organizational Culture - Organizations differ in their cultural content that is the relative ordering of  values and assumptions Seven Corporate Cultures in the World 1. Attention to Detail 2. Outcome Orientation 3. People Orientation 4. Team Orientation
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5. Aggressiveness 6. Stability 7. Innovation/Risk Taking Organizational Subcultures - Dominant Culture:  the values and assumptions shared most widely by  people throughout the organization - Organizations have subcultures located throughout their various divisions,  geographic, regions, and occupational goals - Some subculture enhance the dominant culture by espousing parallel  assumptions, values, and beliefs - Other subcultures are called countercultures because they directly oppose the 
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Chapter 10 Notes - Chapter10OrganizationalCulture

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