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Unformatted text preview: March 18, 2008 Chapter 18 Definition of Organizational Culture Culture is a pattern of Shared Basic Assumptions that the organization has established as Behavior Infrastructure and which was learned as the organization solved its problems of external Adaptation and Internal Integration and has been accepted as valid over time and therefore, becomes the operating system taught to new members as the correct way to Perceive, Think, and Interact within the organization. Elements of Organizational Culture Observed behavioral regularities during interaction Group Norms of Behavior Espoused Values Formal Philosophy of the Organization Implicit Rules of the Game How to Get Along in Organization Climate Atmospherics Embedded Skills Habits of Thinking, Mental Models or Basic Business Paradigms Shared Meaning Generally Accepted Symbols/Totems/Taboos Shared assumptions are the underlying thoughts and feelings that members of a culture take for granted and believe to be true....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MGMT 371 taught by Professor Paschall during the Spring '07 term at Ole Miss.
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