MHR 701--Culture and Socialization

MHR 701--Culture and Socialization - Organizational Culture...

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Organizational Culture and Socialization MHR 701 Dr. Larry Inks Department of Management and Human Resources Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University
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2 “The set of shared, taken-for-granted implicit assumptions that a group holds and that determines how it perceives, thinks about, and reacts to its various environments”. -- OR – “The values shared by associates in an organization”. -- OR – “What it’s like to be a member of this organization”. What is Organization Culture?
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3 Give members an organizational identity - Sense of belonging, how to behave, treat one another, etc. Facilitate collective commitment - Shared purpose, objectives; goal-based behavior Promote social system stability - Systems/processes for dealing with change, managing conflict, etc. Promote understanding of the organization - Shapes behavior and helps members see a “clear line of sight” between what they do and business goals/success Four Primary Functions of Culture
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4 Values are a Fundamental Part of Culture Values : Five primary characteristics - They are broad concepts or beliefs - They relate to desirable end-states, behaviors, situations, etc. - They apply across most/all situations - They influence attitudes and behaviors - They can be ordered by relative importance Behaviors Attitudes Values
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5 Espoused vs. Enacted Values and Culture
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course BUSMHR 701 taught by Professor Inks during the Summer '11 term at Ohio State.

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MHR 701--Culture and Socialization - Organizational Culture...

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