Impact of organizational structure on organizational performance

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Working with organizations to improve the interactions of members and increase productivity through collaborative behavior is an essential role of management. You will need to pick an organization to use for this project. The organization you choose may be your current or former employer, or alternatively, an organization in which you volunteer or one about which you can easily find information through the school library, the Internet, or other sources.

Based on the organization you selected for this project, research and address the elements of organizational culture and structure that will improve interactions for leaders and employees. The text, Intellipath and MUSE are useful resources to begin your research. Write a 1200-1500 word paper that addresses the following:

  • Based on the organization you selected for this project, describe the organizational culture, applying concepts from the course. To what degree does the organization’s culture drive employee alignment with the stated values and beliefs.
  • Explain how organizational culture may result in functional or dysfunctional effects on people and the organization. Discuss issues important to creating an ethical and positive organizational culture. Use the culture of your selected organization as an example in your analysis.
  • Based on the organization you selected for this project, describe and assess the effectiveness of the formal and informal structures in supporting employee performance.

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Organizational Culture
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Organizational Culture
Every organization is driven by certain values and beliefs. This beliefs and values are
aligned to the core business of the organization. Every employee must follow them in order to
achieve organizations' set goals and objectives. Organizational culture, therefore, is the way of
doing things around here i.e. the values, underlying beliefs, behavior and the way people interact
in order to contribute to the business environment in a unique way. The uniqueness of
organizational culture is reflective of organization history, technology, product, market, strategy
as well as the type of employees. Organization culture is developed over time and is aligned to
the organization image to the society, the experiences, current and future expectations as well as
interactions with the outside world. In this case, I examine the Apples Inc.’s organizational
culture and how its culture is aligned with its employees.
Apple Inc. is one of the biggest and most successful tech organization in the world. The
company deals with technological items such as consumer electronics, computer software, and
online services. One of the keys to apple Inc. business success is the organizational culture they
have. The company's value and philosophy have made it stand alone in terms of its uniqueness.
This has led to the development of a culture that enables human resources to support various
strategic goals and objectives. Innovation, creativity, secrecy is some of the major factors that
have led to Apples' success story. The Apples Inc. mission and vision statements is formulated
and designed in such a way that it's in line with its culture and that it fulfills the business
conditions. The company leadership has been excellent and is deep rooted to enhance its cultural

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