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Title: Organizational Culture


1
Organizational Culture
  • In any organization,
  • there are the ropes
  • to skip and the ropes
  • to know.
  • -- R. Ritti and
  • G. Funkhouser

2
What is Organizational Culture?
  • A system of meaning shared by the organizations
    members
  • Cultural values are collective beliefs,
    assumptions, and feelings about what things are
    good, normal, rational, valuable, etc.

3
Cultures Overall Function
  • Culture is the social glue that helps hold an
    organization together by providing appropriate
    standards for what employees should say or do.

4
Organizational Culture
Functions
Liabilities
  • Controlling behavior
  • Defining boundaries
  • Conveying identity
  • Promoting commitment
  • Blocking mergers
  • Inhibiting diversity
  • Inhibiting change
  • Blocking acquisitions

5
What Is Organizational Culture?
  • Innovation and risk taking (3M)
  • Outcome orientation (Bausch Lomb)
  • People orientation (SWA)
  • Aggressiveness (Microsoft)
  • Family-friendly (SAS Institute)

6
How Organizational Cultures Form
Top Management
Philosophy of the Organizations Founders Ben
Jerry, Herb Kelleher, Bill Gates
Organizational Culture
Selection
Socialization
7
Stories
Rituals
How Employees Learn Culture/ How it is
reinforced
Material Symbols
Language
8
Do Organizations Have Uniform Cultures?
Subcultures
Dominant Culture
Core Values
9
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