Different Views Of Organizational Culture

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Organizational culture is a system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave in organizations. These shared values have a strong influence on the people in the organization and dictate how they dress, act and perform their jobs. Many would ask how culture shapes an organization; in the following paragraph I will explain different views of organizational culture of various people. Culture is powerfully shaped by incentives. The best predictor of what people will do is what they are incentivized to do. Culture is a process of “sense-making” in organizations. Sense-making has been defined as “a collaborative process of creating shared awareness and understanding out of different individuals’ perspectives and…show more content…
If you have many people working in a productive culture, you are going to have more of productive business, and better revenue. This is due to if many of your employees are productive, they are going to follow the leader and be productive as well. The exact opposite happens if you have unproductive and un-incentivized employees, they are going to feel like it is not worth the time to work, and revenue slips. The Organizational Culture of the St. Louis Cardinals has one of the strongest in major league sports as they keep putting in great prospects, and mostly everyone is happy in how the organization is being run. The way culture is transmitted to employees is my stories, rituals, material symbols, and language. Stories for example would be Nordstrom and car tires, Microsoft and “calling in rich and Krispy Kreme’s “minister of culture.” Rituals would be repetitive sequence of activities expressing and reinforcing key values and an example of this would be Mary Kay cosmetics annual award meeting. Material symbols is conveying to employees to what are important, who holds the power, and what kind of behaviors are appropriate. Languages helps identifies members of cultures or subcultures, if used by all then it’s accepted and preserved such as companies like Boeing, who often use slang words. Key Characteristic of an Organizational Culture are innovation and risk taking, attention to detail, outcome orientation, team
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