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Chapter Four: Culture, Subcultures, and Organizational Socialization What we will cover: 1) Meanings and elements of organizational culture 2) Practical implications for culture change 3) Steps to effective organizational socialization
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We often do not realize our own culture until we are placed in a different one.
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What is Culture? “Culture is a system of meaning that guides the construction of reality in a social community.” Key elements: --values, beliefs, attitudes, rituals, myths, narratives/ stories/sagas, artifacts, uniforms, other defining practices
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To get us thinking about organizational culture… American Psycho Organizational artifacts: What does the business card say about the deeper levels of culture?
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Our culture What are some things which describe USC’s culture? Think about defining beliefs, values, customs, artifacts…
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Examples of cultural features Chronemics: Proxemics: Knowledge:
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Culture: the generator of society How does a people
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course COMM 385 taught by Professor Keough during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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Chapter4_385_PDF - Chapter Four: Culture, Subcultures, and...

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