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Organizational Culture and Structure
The structure of an organization determines the allocation of roles, regulations, and responsibilities, and therefore builds a basis for the culture in an organization. There is a constant relationship between organizational structure and organizational culture that provides a theme within an organization. Both can be difficult to clearly define and distinguish when analyzing an organization. Organization culture is a perspective into the company’s personality; it provides descriptive values, principals, traditions, and a way of doing things that effect how members view the organization (Robbins, DeCenzo, & Coulter,...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief analysis of the United States Army’s organizational structure and its culture and how these two elements impact its workers, associates and affiliates. This paper will first examine the Army’s history, development and structure to highlight the origins of the Army’s culture. Secondly, a brief history of the Army’s organizational development will be followed by a close examination of its philosophy and supporting beliefs. Lastly, this paper will discuss the role of the Army’s leadership, their response to critical issues and the organizational structure of the Army. An analysis of the army’s top leaders will help the reader to understand the...
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Team-Based management is a new and powerful management operating system that can apply to any business-both service and industry. The system is generic and can apply to most any kind and size of organization. Now in competitive business environment team based management is essential to achieve the organizational goal. To introduce team based management system, organization should also create such environment, culture and structure to which this new management system will be well fitted. So in this essay importance of team based management for organization control is described. And it also described how organization will be benefited from different kind of team in this management system....
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How an organization is structured is becoming more and more important in today’s business world. The structure of the organization is one of the important factors that determine employees’ efficiency in performing their tasks. This paper will concentrate on how organizational structure affects the efficiency of work done by employees’. Six key elements of an organizational structure will be followed by three common organizational structures. Efficiency of employees will be brought about relating to the above mentioned.
“An organizational structure defines how job tasks are formally divided, grouped, and coordinated” (Robbins, Judge and Campbell, 2010, p.429). Efficiency means, “When...
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The paper focuses on the increased complexity of globalized organizations and methods of altering the process within the structure. Business and environment change constantly to sustain development in emerging markets and increase efficiency. Integration of relationships and processes of the world systems, help to manage local, regional and planetary balance to manage duplication of success become conceivable. The retail giant Wal-Mart exhibits its ability to transform the organization asynchronously with the increase integration of globalization.’ Wal-Mart unveils the type of integration possible between globalization, and business services as it adapts, eliminating redundancies and...
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Leaders and Organizational Culture
In today’s dynamic business environment leadership must understand the value and importance of their organizations’ culture. While it may never be formally defined, leadership must have a vision of their intended culture and a plan for creating and maintaining it. This vision will serve as the potter’s clay that determines everything from the dress code to the organizational structure. This paper examines two methods organizations can choose to create and maintain a healthy culture.
One of the most powerful ways to create and maintain a healthy work environment is by cultivating the next generation of leaders to lead by the example he or she sets. Every...
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AbstractIn this article Hickok argues that, ultimately, the most prominent effects of downsizing will be in relation to culture change, not in relation to saved costs or short-term productivity gains. In particular, the author notes three observations in relation to the impact of downsizing on organizational culture. First, it clearly appears that power has shifted away from rank-and-file employees in the direction of top management/ownership. Accompanying this change is a shift in emphasis away from the well-being of individuals in the direction of the pre-eminence and predominance of the organization as a whole. Second, it appears working relationships have changed away from...
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AES Corporation, one of the world's leading power companies in twenty six countries, is currently a Fortune 300 company founded by Roger Sant and Dennis Bakke. AES went through remarkable growth during the 1990s with assets jumping from $11 billion in 1997 to $37 billion in 2001. Soon afterwards the volatile market caused AES to begin a major restructuring effort which included the sale of assets not only for liquidity but also for strategic reasons....
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IntroductionGore is a radical company with respect to its management style a place that's impatient with the standard way of working, but more than patient with nurturing ideas and giving them time to flourish; a place that's humble in its origins, yet very hungry for breakthrough ideas and, ultimately, growth. Gore's uniqueness comes from being as innovative in its operating principles as it is in its diverse product lines. This is a company that has kicked over the rules that most other organizations live by. It is tucked away in the countryside, a far cry from Silicon Valley and even further from the Blue Chip companies that dominate Wall Street. And in its own way, it is doing...
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How to Create and Maintain a HealthyOrganizational CultureThere are numerous attributes, roles and responsibilities that a leader must assume and perform in order to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture. The purpose of this paper is to provide two recommendations on how a leader would create and maintain a healthy organization. Following the recommendations, the author will give supporting information that is required of leaders roles and responsibilities. Many of the required attributes, which are required...
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Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Organizational CultureJulianne KodaniUniversity of PhoenixMGT. 330November 3, 2006Creating and Maintaining Healthy Organizational CultureAccording to the text book
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IntroductionLeading is establishing direction and influencing others to follow that direction. However, there are many variations and different areas of emphasis to this very simple definition. Experts assert that, whether you're an executive or an entry-level worker in your organization, it's critical for you to have strong skills in leadership.Many people believe that leadership is simply being thefirst, biggest or most powerful. Leadership in organizations has a different and more meaningful definition. A leader is interpreted as someone who sets direction in an effort and influences people to follow that direction. How they set that direction and influence people...
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Information technology and its effect on organizational structureINTRODUCTIONOrganizations are in the midst of transformation. In many industries, mass production by large, vertically integrated, hierarchically organized firms is giving way to more flexible forms of both internal organization and industrial structure. Work is increasingly accomplished through networks of smaller, more focused groups. The resulting structure of sub-organizations is redefining the boundaries of both firms and industries.A case in point is the computer industry. In the past, large, vertically integrated firms such as IBM dominated the...
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As this case analysis was thoroughly investigated we have discovered that the company Antiguan paints had some major problems, after careful consideration and collaboration it has been established that the core problems which hinders the success of Antiguan Paints are as a result of the lack of organization structure and Communication. The Satellite problems stated within this case study are management, leadership, role conflict and role ambiguity. Organization structure can be defined as the process that determines the authority relationships amongst employees within an organization. Communication can be considered as a process or flow, it conveys a message and it is the transference of...
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Clinton Massie High School (CMHS) is a public Ohio high school situated in a rural setting in Clinton County. The average daily membership is 573 students. Of the 573 students, 97 percent are white, 2 percent are Hispanic and 1 percent is multi-racial (Ohio Department of Education, 2013). 25 percent of students are classified as economically disadvantaged (2013).
A reason for the high percentage of economically disadvantaged students was due to the recent closing of DHL package Delivery Company. DHL was a major employer for the entire county and few employment options exist for the displaced workers. As a result, Clinton County has experienced a sharp increase in the amount public...
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To be successful in today's world, organizations must quickly respond to a competitive and continuous changing environment. In most cases that means being innovative, reinventing themselves' and changing many of the established ground rules of their own industry. Organizational leaders can't allow their staff to settle and be content with ideas of the past. Organizations must challenge its management staff to embrace change while continuing to look for ways and methods to improve. In many instances, an organization's structure can impact the degrees of its successes. For instance, an organization with a decentralized structure, which has open communication system, tends to be more...
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Organisational Structure, Culture, and Management Style of a Business
C2 An Analysis of How the Organisational Structure, Culture
And Management Style of the Business Affects its Performance and
Operation and Help It to Meet Its Objectives
The organisation structure of Wednesbury IKEA
The organisation structure in the ‘Appendix section’ belongs to the
Wednesbury branch of IKEA. Wednesbury IKEA is a large formal
organisation and it is best suited to a hierarchical organisational
structure. This is because; there are more employees as it goes
downwards from each level. This type of organisational structure has
many levels of management. The organisational structure has been...
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Organizational culture can play a very important role in any corporation’s success. As we learn more about how to make a company more successful through effective management of Human Resource, we are learning of the value of people, as a whole, and how they contribute to the success or failure of an organization. That’s even more so true with in healthcare organizations. Nurses play a pivotal role in the health care profession and make up the majority of healthcare workers in a hospital setting. However, there is a nursing shortage globally that is expected to increase as nurses from the baby boom era are set to retire. This is where human resource management and organizational culture...
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Hitachi Automotive: Organizational CultureHitachi Automotive Products, Los Angeles (HAP-LA), based in Torrance, is a major remanufacturer of alternators, starters, electronic control units, mass airflow sensors, distributors, and other automotive electronic parts. HAP-LA reports to a corporate office based in Harrodsburg, KY, which in turn reports to the main Hitachi Automotive plant in Katsuta, Japan. As a Japanese based company, HAP-LA's organizational structure and culture is very strongly influenced by the Japanese corporate office, as well as the general managers, both past and present, that are...
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An article by Ophillia Ledimo entitled, Managing Organizational Culture Through an Assessment of Employees’ Current and Preferred Culture, was examined for the quantitative portion of this research paper (2013). Quantitative research presents relationships among data collected (Plano Clark & Creswell, 2010). This article reflects this definition of quantitative research. Ledimo (2013) presents the problem that exists as a gap in literature that although employee perceptions of organizational culture exist, employee’s preferred culture are often missed in research. The article attempts to address the question of what differences exist between current and preferred culture...
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Executive SummaryGlobalization, according to Nayyar (2006), is simply described as "an expansion of economic activities across national boundaries". In this day and age, globalization has become increasingly important and common for many organizations as globalization is a way to expand an organization and targeting a more open market. Many organizations have successfully crossed the bridge of globalization and become popular brand, such as McDonald's, Nike and Toyota just to name a few. Therefore the skills to cope with globalization are essential for managers working in growing companies. In section one; this report will explore the topic of 'managing across culture', the problems and...
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Safety Culture and Profit: Aviation's Continuing Organizational DilemmaAbstractThe safety vs. profit organizational dilemma has been a prominent trademark of the airline industry since its inception. This paper critically analyzes and compares two sets of management styles; one that propagates a pathogenic organizational and safety culture and another that exemplifies the proper balance of safety and profit while maintaining a high level of job satisfaction for its employees. Case examples are used to illustrate the consequential effects of both latent and overt management errors. A paradigm...
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In the age of globalization, an in-depth study and understanding of the organization’s culture and behaviour have become vital as its people comprise of different race, colour and culture. Organizational behaviour basically defines the interaction of human beings in a given organization and analysis of individuals and groups characteristics facilitates better understanding, prediction and improvisation in work place, leading to improved performance. Workers are the pillars of the organization and his responses to other people and circumstances differ widely as per the values and the principles that he follows in his life. Each person develops certain characteristics or attitude based on...
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“Bees don’t think about what is impossible. That’s why we can fly when everyone says we shouldn’t be able to” (The Bee Movie, 2007). One of the things that confines creative thinking is the belief that a system or structure or current way of doing things creates boundaries that should not/ought not to be crossed. That is similar to a non-permeable border – nothing from one side crosses to the other side. This non-porous thinking affects ideas, values, change and behavior to an extent that one becomes stagnant and dormant almost to the point of apathy.
The hive and the occupants were subject to a limited perspective. Only the pollen jockeys got to go outside, and...
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IntroductionMaruti Udyog Limited is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, the largest manufacturer of mini passenger vehicles in Japan in terms of sales volumes. Suzuki was also the eleventh largest vehicle manufacturer in the world and the fourth largest manufacturer in Japan in terms of worldwide sales volumes in 2000. Maruti was ranked twentieth in terms of worldwide sales volumes amongst vehicle manufacturers, and has been the largest passenger car manufacturer in India. In fiscal 2002, it had the highest sales volumes of 339,964 cars and a market share...
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The term organizational effectiveness has received considerable criticism as to the way it is viewed by its many stakeholders. For instance, the achievement of goals and objectives, resource acquisition and allocation, internal effectiveness and stakeholder satisfaction can all be interpreted differently by its various stakeholders (employees, top management and shareholders). It can be broadly defined as "the importance of achieving productivity through the effective management of people, and their commitment to, and involvement with, the organization"1.The question is whether the degree of organizational effectiveness will revolve around the relationship of an organisation's...
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To be successful in today's world, organizations must quickly respond to a competitive and continuous changing environment. In most cases that means being innovative, reinventing themselves' and changing many of the established ground rules of their own industry. Organizational leaders can't allow their staff to settle and be content with ideas of the past. Organizations must challenge its management staff to embrace change while continuing to look for ways and methods to improve. In many instances, an organization's structure can impact the degrees of its successes. For instance, an organization...
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When we hear the word 'culture', what appear on our minds are traditions, which have lived and been practiced through the generations of a certain race, tribe or people, for examples, top-spinning and traditional wedding for the Malays. In the following paragraphs, I will be explaining what organizational culture actually is, as applied to the organizations nowadays.According to R.W. Griffin, in his book Management, he defines organizational culture as a broad form of culture, which comprises of a set of values, beliefs, behaviours, customs, and attitudes that help the members of the organization understand what it stands for, how it does things, and what it considers important. If...
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This paper explains the relationships of organizational design, structure, culture and change. Organisational theory seeks to understand the principle that govern how organizations operate, evolve, and change their structures and cultures and the factors that affect the way organizations operate, evolve, change. Its focus is on the organization as a whole. An organisations behavior is the result of its design and the principles behind its operations.1) ORGANISATIONAL THEORYOrganisational theory is designed to understand the nature of the organisations. By which organizations...
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An organisation can be described as a means by which management can co-ordinate the efforts of individuals to achieve an objective. It can be looked at, as an intentional structure of roles where the process involves both the structuring of activities together with the allocation of roles within the workplace. In a formal organization it shows the authority relationship, the formal communication channel and the formal lines of accountability. The informal structure is linked to personal characteristics and social relationships which reflects the political nature of the organization.Important aspects of an organizational structure would involve the span of control and the scalar...
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This week’s critical thinking assignment, It’s My Party and I’ll Do What I want To, examines the use of organizational strategic power and politics by detailing the events occurring at two of Shoenman and Associates’ traditional annual events. The first event, the company’s annual Christmas party requires compulsory participation by all employees (Rosen, 1988). It transpires after hours the Friday before Christmas (Rosen, 1988). It excludes spousal participation, and takes place outside the work environment at a bar (Rosen, 1988). The second event is a formal breakfast. It occurs the week before Christmas during working hours (Conrad & Poole, 2012). However, the setting is much...
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For an effective and long term success for managers in leadership position, managers have to set an example with high moral standards and conduct that is shown in their daily activities. This kind of leadership qualities must be exerted in their everyday talk, actions, and conduct in the work environment. Today, there’s more demand to be more progressive and efficient in the work place with no room for error (Veiga, Golden, & Dechant, 2004). Also, there has been an increase in consciousness about an individual’s rights, bring in the concern about an employees’ treatment within a jobsite. Issues of ethical and moral conduct of leadership are being scrutinized more than ever before (Veiga...
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Cultural Organization: Cisco Systems"Cisco is a global manufacturer of networking and communications products and provides services associated with that equipment and its use. Cisco provides a line of products for transporting data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses and around the world. It is headquartered in San Jose, California." (Marketline Business)Founded in 1984 by a group of Stanford scientists, Cisco Systems sells networking and communication technologies, equipments and services for transporting data, voice and video to various consumers worldwide. Cisco, formed...
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Social Policy Essay: "Sexism in Work and Pay":The institution of work is the central institution within society. Every person, no matter their gender, needs work to survive in our economically based society. Gender in our society is intertwined with work because the institution of work creates and sustains gender, and more specifically gender inequalities. In 1977, the Canadian government passed a Canadian Human Rights Act that provided the legal foundation for employment equity/affirmative action policies (Nelson & Robinson, 2002, pp237). Essentially, this recommendation...
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The shared characteristics and, in some cases, perception of employees create what is known as organizational culture. A strong culture constructs a unified employee atmosphere, whereas a weak culture lacks a shared sense of distinction between employees. An employee’s heritage or individual culture, although different than, affects the overall organizational culture of companies. Like society, sub-cultures exist within organizations. Formed by departmental function, geographical location, and/or the personalities of employees, sub-cultures include employees who continue to adhere to the organizations’ overall culture, but have additional independent characteristics. Employees’...
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Organizational DevelopmentMonique ConePSY428August 23, 2010Antonio Borrello�Organizational DevelopmentOrganizations themselves are ever changing, as are the people in them. The organizations adapt to change better than the people do. People are resistant to change and are comfortable with what they know from past behaviors. Robbins...
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The concept of organizational cultures was first raised in 1970s, and soon became a fashionable topic. Organizational culture is the shared beliefs, values and behaviours of the group. Theorists of organizations believe that organizational culture represents the pattern of behaviours, values, and beliefs of an organization. Hence, studies around organizational culture have been seen as great helpful and essential for understanding organizations and their behaviours. Additionally, organizational culture has been considered to be an important determinant of organizational success. Therefore, leaders and managers pay more than more attentions on this topic, focusing on...
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In this assignment we introduce the idea that the organizational culture is the personality of an organization which can be defined, measured, sustained and changed and have an important impact on an organization's effectiveness.We want to define organizational culture as it is presented by two theorists, indicate levels of expressions of culture in an organization, and provide specific strategies or tools to modify organizational culture.We know that every individual has something that psychologists have termed "personality". An individual's personality is made up of a set of relatively permanent and stable traits. When we describe someone as innovative, relaxed, warm or...
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Organizational change can be intimidating for business leaders. The internet hosts several sites for small consulting firms that specialize in helping corporate leaders initiative positive change in their organizational culture. One such firm, Change Management Solutions, Inc., (CMS) uses a five-step change model, which encompasses contemporary collective and collaborative theories and models of change and change leadership. The firm considers culture, organizational leadership, and change planning as essential tools to prevent “becoming one of the 75% of businesses who fail at change.” (Puelo, n.d.)
Similar to the design of the chapters in Hickman’s book, the CMS website promotes...
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Culture and Structure
Organizational structure and culture are important elements in a company. Why are these important and how do they affect each other within an organization? The culture is created when the company founders establish a vision or mission (Robbins, Decenzo, & Coulter, 2013). This is their dream and the future of what they have created. The values are traits that are learned from the first employees hired, which then creates the culture or the personality of the business.
The definition of organizational culture is ‘The shared values, principles, traditions, and ways of doing things that influence the way organizational members act’ (Robbins, Decenzo, &...
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Organizational BehaviorOrganizational behavior is essential to creating a strong, prosperous business or corporation.This paper will introduce organizational behavior. It will present trends and theories about this fairly new field. Other relevant topics that will be discussed are organizations, employment relationships, organization behavior trends, and the five-anchor system.Organizational BehaviorIn order to grasp the concept of organizational behavior it must be defined. Organizational behavior is the study of what people think, feel, and do in and around...
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AbstractToday, companies face highly competitive businesses and daily challenges. Good Sport is not the only company who changed their strategy to better manage organizational goals. The company's organizational structure, culture, conflict management and political power structures were analyzed. Good Sport's simulation was assessed for alternate strategies and optimal solutions. When faced with issues, Good Sport's management identified and addressed processes where underlying issues hindered structure and culture. Realizing problems and facing organizational challenges provided opportunity for Good Sport to be more successful in achieving their objectives. Good Sport can improve their...
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Running Header: MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIPManagement and Leadership: MilitaryW5 Individual AssignmentUniversity of PhoenixGary StaffordJuly 12, 2008Management and Leadership: MilitaryIntroductionThough popular consensus is that management and leadership are interchangeable terms with the same purpose and meaning nothing could be further from the truth. Management can be defined as influencing one or more person's actions and activities through planning, organizing, leading, controlling...
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IntroductionOne key component that gives your company or operation that elusive, sustainable competitive advantage is culture.What is culture? In essence, it's a soft, intangible element that deals with people, trust, leadership and passion. The best definition I've heard is this: What people will do when no one tells them what to do.Why is culture important? Because your competitor can duplicate everything you do, i.e. your pricing structure, but they can't duplicate your culture.Want proof positive? Consider award-winning Southwest Airlines. Southwest flies the same routes as other airlines, uses similar equipment and the same airports, but the airline's
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Organizational Behavior-A Definition By: Manzanita Humphrey March 23, 2002 Organizational Behavior-A Definition Stephen P. Robbins states in the "Organizational Behavior 9/e" textbook that Organizational Behavior is a field of study, because many people in the organizational field spend time examining the behavior of people (p.1) . I learned in my prior Organizational Behavior class in undergraduate school, that...
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The definition of an Organization can be defined as "A structure through which individuals cooperate systematically to conduct business". It includes routine behaviors, norms, or a type of climate that is conveyed. The purpose and function of culture in the workplace is to help create and maintain integration, bring employees from all levels of the organization closer together, and to enhance performance and productivity.Understanding CultureBasically, organizational culture is the personality of the organization. Culture is made up of the assumptions, values and norms of organization members and their behaviors. Members of an organization soon realize the particular culture...
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This paper will discuss the simulation, "Leadership in Action". The simulation is based on a company called Smith & Falmouth(S&F), who requires assistance to provide the company with conceptual information about the organization structure and to provide specific recommendation to be successful in the next three years. This paper will describe the formal culture of the organization and how this structure compares with other organizational structures. How the companys informal culture influences their effectiveness and formal structure will also be addressed. The role of power and politics will be looked at as well as which leadership style would be the most effective for the Chief...
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For this weeks paper our class was asked to evaluate the Organizational behavior of Kudler's Fine Foods, and then discuss the apparent culture, organizational structure, and leadership style based on organizational performance. I will approach these areas as they are listed above.Organizational Culture:First I feel that one must understand what organizational culture is. Organizational culture describes the psychology, attitude, experiences, beliefs, and values of an organization and how they share and the norms that people and groups interact with each other and with the stakeholders...
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McShane and Von Glinow state that “the best organizational structure depends on the organization’s external environment, size, technology, and strategy” (409). To identify the best organizational structure for Protegé Engineering, I will first determine what ‘Organizational Structure’ means. In a second step I will analyze its elements and carve out the important components for the considered organization. Finally I will provide a conclusion and recommendation.
In general, organizational structure is related to the way that an organization organizes employees and jobs, so that its work can be performed and its goals can be met. McShane and...