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Characteristics of organizational culture
observed behavioral regularities, norms, dominant values, philosophy, rules, and organizational climate
four types of organizational culture
family, Eiffel Tower, guided missile, and incubator
characterized by strong emphasis on hierarchic authority and orientation to the person
is characterized by strong emphasis on hierarchy and orientation to the task
is characterized by strong emphasis on equality in the workplace and orientation to the task
is characterized by strong emphasis on equality and orientation to the person
The evolution of International Corporation
1 domestic corporation, 2 international corporation, 3 multinational corporation, 4 global corporation
a group in which members have similar backgrounds and generally perceive interpret and evaluate events in similar ways.
a group in which all members but one have the same background, such as group of Japanese retailers and a British attorney
A group in which two or more members represent each of two distinct cultures, such as four Mexicans and four Taiwanese who have formed a team to investigate the possibility of investing in a venture
a group in which there are individuals from three or more different ethnic backgrounds, such as three U.S. three German, three Uruguayan, and three Chinese managers who are looking into mining operations in South Africa
consensus reached because of social conformity and pressures on individual members of a group to conform to group norms
What did Hofstede's research find on interaction between national and organizational cultures?
"that national cultural values of employees have a significant impact on their organizational performance and that the cultural values employees bring to the workplace with them are not easily changed by the organization"
interaction between national and organizational cultures
cultural differences are actually more pronounced among personnel working for firms in their native lands.
dimensions of corporate culture
motivation, relationship, identity, communication, control, conduct
Did Walmart adapt well to the German culture?
no. Germans like to handle their own groceries and interpreted the friendly service as borderline flirtatious
Eiffel tower culture
jobs well defined.
culture narrow at top, broad at base
relationships are specific and statue remains with the job
formal hierarchy is impersonal and efficient
Guided missile culture
culture oriented to work
Work undertaken by teams or project groups
all team members equal
treat each other with respect
change can happen quickly
little formal structure
environment where participants thrive on an intense emotional commitment to the nature of the work
employees are often overworked but happy
power orientated, headed by leader who is regarded as caring parent
mgt takes care of employees, ensures they're treated well
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