MGMT Architecture - To The Architecture Leadership Team From Sarah Lowery Organization Consultant Date 8 May 2011 Subject Understanding How to

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To: The Architecture Leadership Team From: Sarah Lowery, Organization Consultant Date: 8 May 2011 Subject: Understanding How to Blend Cultures Organization culture is best described at the psychology, attitudes, experiences, beliefs, and values of an organization. The culture is a group of specific values and norms that are shared by each and every employee at a particular company. They all share one thing in common, and follow those norms religiously in the work environment. Organizational culture and how different organizations function through their values is a very interesting topic to study. Each and every company has a set of moral and ethical values that they follow, as well as attitudes and beliefs they expect their employees to abide by. It is not necessarily defined by a set of rules, but just a way of life within the organization. One organization I find particularly interesting is that of IDEO, a design and innovation consulting firm based out of Silicon Valley in California. Their environment and culture is similar to that of SAS, however it is a much smaller firm. Employees are encouraged to show their personalities through customizing their desks and work place with funky colors and toys to spark creativity. There is no dress code or time clock. Management at IDEO uses this mentality and culture as a way to differentiate themselves from competitors. Letting their employees be creative and providing freedom from the regular 9 to 5 punch-in punch-out work day, gives IDEO a leg up on recruiting the best available employees in the industry. Developing a culture is extremely important for leaders to understand because it creates
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course MGMT 311 taught by Professor Unsure during the Spring '12 term at University of Oregon.

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MGMT Architecture - To The Architecture Leadership Team From Sarah Lowery Organization Consultant Date 8 May 2011 Subject Understanding How to

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