Leadership and Organizational Behavior

1368 Words Jun 6th, 2006 6 Pages
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

In the past 25 years, the concept of organizational culture has gained wide recognition as a way to understand human systems.
The culture of a group can now be defined as: A pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, that has worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think, and feel in relation to those problems. ¹ (Schein 373-374)
Introduction
During more than 4 years I was working for 3 different non-profit organizations in the
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Thus, the quality of data collection and statistical analysis is essential. In order to achieve the excellence, employees require to be innovative, good team players and detail oriented.
Following the OCI classification, I tend to categorize the CDBMP as "A Learning organization… the organization that emphasizes improvement and system-wide approach to quality" ². In addition, in terms of Organizational Level this company can be classified as an Inter-unit coordination type of organization.
Overall, I agree with the result of OCI test. I remember John Harrison's (the director of CBDMP) famous saying was ‘Family is the first priority and work is the second'.
I gave this example as an illustration of the CBDMP humanistic propensity.
According to OCI, in organizations with constructive style people encourage to work toward the satisfaction of whole company as well as each employee's needs. This statement fits well into CBDMP culture: the company was always very supportive to all employees in their professional development and training. I personally had about six company paid trainings.
It was interesting to compare the CBDMP profile to the "Typical Ideal Culture Profile", offered by OCI. (Figure 5) It looks like my company is highly over scored in the Affiliative and Competitive parts. In the contrary, in the Achievement and Perfectionistic styles it has the lowest scores. In the