Organizational Culture

Organizational culture is often defined as “the way we do things around here.” For this assignment please think of your current or former employer and write a brief essay with the following information:

 

  • •        Describe that organization’s culture – be as specific as you can.
  • •        Does that culture leads to the strengths or weaknesses of that organization?
  • •        Are there other factors more important for organizational success and if so what are they?

 

 

Please use peer-reviewed journals as sources. 

 

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Organizational Culture

Organizational culture—the system of shared values and assumptions that guide behavior within an organization—has a strong influence on employee behavior and performance. For this assignment, you will be the head of a department within a larger organization. Your department has its own highly effective organizational culture. Write to the company leadership to describe your department’s culture, why it’s effective, and what strategies you think the company as a whole might adopt in order to foster your organizational culture company wide.

Include the following:

  1. The type of culture your department exhibits, and why it encourages employee effectiveness
  2. Examples of artifacts, values, and assumptions that support your department’s culture
  3. A suggested plan for creating culture change in the company as a whole

Your paper should be 2-3 pages long, have a title page, and include a minimum of 3 references formatted in APA style.

Course book: Bauer, T., & Erdogan, B. (2017). Organizational behavior (2nd ed.). Asheville, NC: Soomo Learning.