Stories they tell about the organizations founders

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Stories – they tell about the organization’s founders, rule breaking, rags-to-riches success, reductions in the workforce, relocation of employees, reactions to past mistakes, and organizational coping. b. Rituals – repetitive sequences of activities that express and reinforce the key values of the organization; what goals are most important; and which people are important, and which ones are expendable (i.e. corporate chants). c. Material symbols – size of office, executive perks, dress code, corporation logo, signs, brochures etc. convey to employees, customers, and clients who is important, the degree for egalitarianism desired by top management, and the kinds of behaviour that are appropriate. d. Language – organizations have developed unique terms to describe equipment, offices, key staff etc. Once new employees assimilated, this technology act as a common denominator that unites members of a given culture or subculture. Forces important in sustaining a culture: 1. Selection criteria – the selection process allows the employers and applicants to look elsewhere if there appears to be a mismatch. It sustains an organization’s culture by “selecting out” those individuals who might attack its core values. 2. The action of top Management – through what they say and how they behave, senior executives establish norms that filter down through the organization. 3. Socialization methods a. The process that adapts new employees to an organization’s culture. b. Prearrival Stage – the period of learning in the socialization process that occurs before a new employee joins the organization. c. Encounter Stage – the stage in the socialization process in which a new employee sees what the organization is really like and confronts the possibility that expectations and reality may diverge. d. Metamorphosis Stage – the stage in the socialization process in which a new employee adjusts to the values and norms of the job, work group, and organization.
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