CH. 18 - Organization Culture Culture values beliefs held...

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Organization Culture Culture values, beliefs held by individuals, groups or organizations. Organization – an establishment or group with objectives to reach a goal or goals.
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Nature of Organization Culture Organizational Culture Defined: Culture is some set of values held by individuals in a firm that help employees understand the acceptability of actions. Culture values often are taken for granted; they are not made explicit in a manual or training program. Cultural values are communicated through symbolic means.
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Definitions of Organization Culture
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Nature of Organization Culture Historical Foundations Anthropology : Study of human cultures Sociology : Study of people in social systems Social Psychology : Study of groups and the influence of social factors on individuals Economics : Study of creating economic advantage
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Nature of Organization Culture Culture versus Climate Organization Culture refers to the historical context within which a situation occurs and the impact of this context on the behaviors of employees. Difficult to alter in the short-run. Means through which people in the organization learn/communicate organization acceptability (values/norms).
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Culture versus Climate Organization Climate refers to current situations in an organization and the linkages among work groups, employees, and work performance. Easier for management to manipulate in order to directly affect the behavior of employees. Nature of Organization Culture
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Nature of Organization Culture Culture and Climate are similar because: 1. both are concerned with the overall work atmosphere in an organization. 2. both deal with the social context of the organization. 3. both are assumed to affect the behaviors of the people in the organization.
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Creating the Organization Culture Process of creating an organization culture is really the process of linking Strategic Values with Cultural Values . Steps in Creating Organization Culture: 1. Formulate strategic values 2. Develop cultural values 3. Create vision 4. Initiate implementation strategies 5. Reinforce cultural behaviors
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Creating the Organization Culture 1. Establish Strategic Values Strategic values are the basic beliefs about an organization’s environment that shape its strategy. They
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