Organizational Concepts

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Unformatted text preview: al Culture = Dominant vs. Subordinate Dominant culture - Expression of Core Values that are shared by a majority of the members Core Values - The primary or dominant values that are accepted throughout the organization Subcultures - Smaller Groups within an Org., typically defined by department designations and geographical separation; reflects common problems, situations, or experiences. Strong Cultures - A culture in which the core values are intensely held and widely shared - Culture is Found In: Language - “How Do People Prefer to Communicate” - Expressed Values - Stories Behaviors – “How Do People Prefer to Act” - Exhibited Behaviors - Group Norms - Valued Skills Beliefs - “What Do People Believe” - Formal Philosophy - “Rules of the Game” - Shared Meanings Climate - “How Do People Exist” - Physical Surroundings - Integrating Symbols - Culture Advantages and Liabilities Advantages of Cultures: THERE ARE NONE. Liabilities of Cultures: · Institutionalization: A condition that occurs when an organization takes on a life of its own, apart from any of its members, and acquire immortality · Barriers to Change o Shared values and consistency don’t always agree with changes · Barriers to Diversity o New employees that differ in race, age, gender, disability, or other characteristics · Barriers to Acquisitions and Mergers o Cultural compatibility - do the two organizations match up - How Organizational Cultures Form 1) Philosophy of Organizational Leaders - Provides the overarching framework for culture 2) Selection Criteria - Provides organization- related information to candidates 3) Management Activities - What Senior Executives use to establish behavioral norms 4) Socialization - Helps new employees adapt to an organization’s culture Org. culture derives from the founder’s ph...
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This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course MGMT 201 at Georgetown.

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