Ucw culture class 1 may 2010

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An overview of how organizational culture impacts both org systems and the workplace climate. Part of a series by Dr. Eli Sopow at the University of Canada West.

An overview of how organizational culture impacts both org systems and the workplace climate. Part of a series by Dr. Eli Sopow at the University of Canada West.

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  • 1. Culture, Systems, & Climate MBA 501 Dr. Eli Sopow
  • 2. Name the words RED BLUE GREEN BLACK ORANGE
  • 3. Name the colours RED BLUE GREEN BLACK ORANGE
  • 4. Rice
  • 5. Definition of culture “ The pattern of shared values, beliefs, and assumptions considered to be the appropriate way to think and act within an organization.” SOURCE: Robbins & Langton (2004). Fundamentals of organizational behavior, Second Edition.
  • 6. Levels of culture ARTIFACTS : What you see, feel, and hear when you enter an organization. BELIEFS : Understanding of how objects and ideas relate to each other. VALUES : Stable, long-lasting beliefs about what is important. ASSUMPTIONS : Taken-for-granted notions of how something should be done. SOURCE: Robbins & Langton (2004). Fundamentals of organizational behavior, Second Edition.
  • 7.  
  • 8. 7 Primary Characteristics of Culture
    • Innovation & risk taking
    • Attention to detail
    • Outcome orientation
    • People orientation
    • Team orientation
    • Aggressiveness
    • Stability
    SOURCE: Robbins & Langton (2004). Fundamentals of organizational behavior, Second Edition.
  • 9.  
  • 10. 4 Major Types of Organizational Culture
    • Networked culture (high on sociability, low on solidarity.
    • Mercenary culture (low on sociability, high on solidarity)
    • Fragmented culture (low on sociability, low on solidarity)
    • Communal culture (high on sociability, high on solidarity)
    SOURCE: Robbins & Langton (2004). Fundamentals of organizational behavior, Second Edition.
  • 11.  
  • 12. 1. Culture 2. Systems 3. Climate 4. Actions Values Beliefs Traditions Authority Accountability Responsibility Communications Connectivity Cooperation Engagement Leadership Trust Expected Effective Supported Culture-Climate Change Cycle Source: Eli Sopow, PhD
  • 13. Authority -delegated -clear direction -adaptable Collaboration -inclusive -common purpose -cross-functional Accountability -timely reporting -outcomes vs. outputs -consequences Cooperation -compromise -trust -awareness Responsibility -well defined -purpose aligned -appropriate to skills Communications -honest & open -relevant -common understanding Six System Network Source: Eli Sopow, PhD
  • 14. Social issues Economy News media Technology Demography Communications Politics & laws 2. Systems 1. Culture 3. Climate 4. Actions Culture-Climate Change Cycle Source: Eli Sopow, PhD
  • 15. Organizational personality Your personality Are you compatible?
  • 16.
    • It’s very hard to change culture because it’s deeply rooted and affects everyday actions.
    • Trying to change everyday actions or systems of doing things will fail unless the best of culture is recognized.
    • It’s very hard to change some systems because over time, they bring comfort and power to some people—even if the culture is changing.
    • Changing long-overdue actions CAN change the climate which can create pressure to change a system, which can involve changes to culture .
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