Cultural Norms Analysis

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I believe the cultural “norms” of an organization can be defined as the behavioral standards and practices that occur within that organization. These practices are often a result of written rules. In my opinion, when it comes to behavior, the standards are often a result of what has become acceptable within the organization over time. To ensure I am thinking somewhat correctly, I found an article by the Harvard Business Review on this very topic. The HBR stated, “Key in this definition of culture is the idea of behavioral “norms” that must be upheld” (Watkins, 2013). The article goes on to state these “norms” are developed by “Promoting and reinforcing “right” thinking and behaving, and sanctioning “wrong” thinking and behaving” (Watkins, 2013).
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