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  • Organizational Behavior Organizations
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    Organizational Behavior Organizations have been described as groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose. This definition clearly indicates that organizations are not buildings or pieces of machinery. Organizations are, indeed, people who interact to accomplish shared objectives. The study of organizational behavior (OB) and its affiliated subjects helps us understand what people think, feel and do in organizational settings. For managers and, realistically, all employees, thi...
  • Four Types Of Management Cultures
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    Gods of Management The author, in the Gods of Management, attempts to classify four distinct management cultures that exist within all organizations. The author further uses the ancient Greek gods to symbolize these management cultures or philosophies. There are four types of management cultures or philosophies present within all organizations. The four cultures are the club (Zeus), role (Apollo), task (Athena), and existential (Dionysus) cultures. The first culture the author discusses is the c...
  • Impact Our Organizational Culture
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    WORKPLACE OBSERVATION Corporations are the building blocks for communities, counties and cities. They have their own agendas and can impact these areas in minute and monumental ways. The major factor which predicates this impact is their organizational culture. Organizational culture has been defined as, "the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members" (Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn, 2005). Employees are key factors whi...
  • Downsizing's Impact On Culture For Organizations
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    Downsizing and Organizational Culture Sociology 100 Table of Contents Chapter 1... 1 Chapter 2... 2 Organizational Culture Defined... 2 Downsizing Defined... 3 Culture Change... 4 Connecting the Literature... 7 Organizational Level Analysis... 7 Organizational / Individual Level Analysis... 10 Downsizing's Impact on Culture... 12 Chapter 3... 13 Downsizing And Organizational Culture Introduction A noted scholar recently assessed downsizing as 'probably the most pervasive yet understudied phenome...
  • Organization's Culture
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    I believe that in large measure what makes an organization successful in meeting the needs of its various constituencies is its distinctiveness. Organizations that have strong and unique cultures generally experience excellent performance which implies why many of the most successful organizations today are thriving and growing because, in large part, of their unique and strong styles and values towards corporate culture. Yet these same conditions pose a critical set of challenges but yet retain...
  • O Fortress Culture Employees
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    Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts April 2, 2005 Organizational behavior encompasses a wide range of topics, such as human behavior, change, leadership, and teams. Organizational Behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. It interprets people-organization relationships in terms of the whole person, group, organization, and social system. Its purpose is to build better relationships by achieving individual, orga...
  • Culture To The Organization's Members
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    1 Introduction In this paper the content of two different chapters of respectively Daft and Gareth Morgan are summarized and then analysed. It firstly starts with a summary of Daft's chapter "Managing Organizational Culture and Ethics". Though the main focus is on Daft, there also are treated some aspects that Morgan is mentioning concerning organizational culture. Then Morgan's metaphor, where the organization is compared to a brain, is summarized. Sometimes examples or information from other s...
  • Collaboration The Culture In Organic Structures
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    Introduction This paper attempts to define the structure of a contemporary organisation. Due to the 'technology revolution', the traditional mechanistic paradigm is shifting to a more dynamic and organic form. This shift affects organisational structure as firms are focusing on organic principles such as renewal, agility and vitality as opposed to mechanistic philosophies of efficiency, uniformity, control, predictability and economies of scale. Some mechanistic structures still exist in extreme...
  • Culture Of Marist College
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    Many different organizations and companies have many distinct cultures and climates. However, before one can begin to describe the culture or climate of an organization we must first know what culture and climate is. So, what is Culture? Edgar Schein defines organizational culture as "a pattern of basic assumptions-invented, discovered, or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration-that has worked well enough to be considered...
  • Cultural Objectives Through Due Diligence
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    The Role Of Organizational Culture In Mergers & Acquisitions The articles stressed the important role culture plays in mergers and acquisitions (m&a). Several factors regarding the cultural impact on mergers and acquisitions were evident in the information gathered from the Internet. These factors such as reward systems, operating and decision making styles, organization structure, and company values should be pre-assessed and considered when determining the viability of a m&a. Leaders of today'...

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