Organizational Culture : Multiple Characteristics That Differentiates It From Another Organization

1576 Words Feb 9th, 2016 7 Pages
Organizational culture has multiple characteristics that differentiates it from another organization in its field. According to Robbins & Judge (2014) there are seven different characteristics. They are as follows: “Innovation and risk taking, attention to detail, outcome orientation, people orientation, team orientation, aggressiveness and stability” (Robbins & Judge, 2014, p. 249). When reviewing each of these characteristics the writer felt most compelled by attention to detail. While serving in the United States Army there were multiple instances when most of these characteristics were defined. Attention to detail was one characteristic that was drilled into the psyche of all who attempt and succeeded during basic training. The goal behind this training was that missing even the slightest difference in terrain could result in the death or dismemberment of the trainee and or others in the unit or platoon. This training was one that writer most remembers because it was her lack of attention to detail that resulted in punishment. While doing computer training the instructor had instructed the class to pay attention and not push any buttons on the keyboard until he had given the go ahead. Although the writer was listening and paying attention to the instructor a key was pressed on the keyboard which caused her computer to go to the next screen. There was no way to revert back to the previous screen before the instructor noticed. The instructor’s punishment for…
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