Boeing: Organizational Culture and Structure

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ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND STRUCTURE 2

Boeing: Organizational Culture and Structure

Jory Authement

MGMT312 Management Theory and Practices

Professor Stephen Stewart

April 22, 2014

Before we can begin a discussion on the cultural dynamics within the Boeing Company, it is imperative that we define and briefly elaborate about the foundational structures of the company, and its core values. Both of which has a direct impact in the development of its culture.. Being that Boeing has remote multinational locations, and also has satellite locations throughout the United States; Boeing utilizes a combination of two organizational structures, the network structure and hierarchal structure.

Logically, due to Boeing's global footprint, Boeing's
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Therefore, it included a supporting cast of other values such as integrity.

Integrity in simplest terms is doing the right thing even when it's most inconvenient. To Boeing's customers integrity means that Boeing honors its commitments. It also has ethical connotations towards Boeing's standards of leadership and workplace environment; that its managers and employees will lead by example and when challenged, will always take the "high road" by ensuring fairness and respect in the working environment. Boeing also has a strong commitment to setting the industry's highest quality assurance on its products.

Quality, how does Boeing establish and maintain quality? Previously we discussed leadership development; in nearly the same process of development, Boeing's leaders take their acquired knowledge and skills and pass it on to their employees. Through this continual cycle of education allows Boeing to maintain a competitive advantage. Another of Boeing's core values is safety.

Safety at Boeing is paramount. Boeing states, "We value human life and health above all else and take action accordingly to maintain the safety of our workplaces, products and services. We are personally accountable for our own safety and collectively responsible for each other's safety. In meeting our goals for quality, cost and schedule, we do not compromise safety" (About Us, 1995). Diversity and inclusion are key core values