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8. Working in a small group, think of a recent change that has taken place at your college or university. Analyze the driving and restraining forces. Write down the key issues that should be considered and report your findings to the class or instructor. Changes that might have occurred include changes in curriculum, rules, policies, and the like. Also, your college or university might have made a significant personnel change recently, such as a new dean, provost, president, or football coach. Driving forces are internal or external factors that push for change, while restraining forces are those that push to maintain the status quo. THINKING CRITICALLY: DEBATE THE ISSUE Connecting Organizational Culture and Success Students are to form small teams for this debate, half of which will argue that a strong organizational culture is necessary for success, and the other half of which will argue that a strong organizational culture prevents success. Web Resources Corporate Culture: { } Creativity and Organizational Culture – The Strong Culture Debate { } Strategic Leadership and Decision Making – Organizational Culture { } Kathryn Baker – Organizational Culture: { } EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISE 10.1 Examining the Culture of an Organization This exercise provides students the opportunity to evaluate the culture of an organization. To standardize the exercise, you might want to ask all the students to analyze the culture of the college of business at your university. 153
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Chapter 10: Organizational Culture and Change ETHICS: TAKE A STAND A division manager in an organization where employees are valued more for their time with the company than for their performance is faced with the dilemma of whether to fire or lay off several employees who are not meeting expectations despite having been given additional training, support, and coaching. For Discussion 1. Is the division manager’s decision ethical? Students are likely to take opposing sides on this issue. Some will argue that the division manager’s decision is ethical because the company cannot afford to let nonperformers continue to work indefinitely, and substantial efforts have been made to help these particular employees improve their performance. Others will argue that because the company’s culture thus far has been to value longevity over performance, it would be unethical to “suddenly” start dismissing employees who don’t perform up to expectations. 2. Discuss the longer-run effects on employees when an organization has this type of culture.
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