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Organizational Culture Homework

Write a half page paper describing your company’s organizational culture.  If you are not working now write about a company of organization you were a part of.  It could be a church you belong to, your university or a team that you are on or were on.

Use the following ideas to assist you in capturing information about the organizational culture.

1:  What ‘things’ would you observe, analyze, study or review to try and understand an organization’s culture?  List them.

2:  Determine what type of culture the organization has by 

A) Determining what represents the culture and the culture’s
                distinguishing characteristics and  

B) Determine the organization’s culture.  

List the characteristics of the culture.

3:  Write up a short, ½ to 1 page organizational culture description,

Include what noted differences to the culture may exist.

4:  What recommendations can you make to strengthen organizational culture for this organization?  Write 3 to 5 recommendations, and why you made those recommendations.

Remember the following:

Levels of Culture and Their Interaction

Level 1. Artifacts and Creations--most visible, its constructed social and physical environment. Includes technology, art, visible and audible behavior patterns (visible but often not decipherable) e.g. written and spoken language, overt behaviors, and how members demonstrate status.

Level 2. Values - Testable in the physical environment; testable only by social consensus (such as taking care of patients). Central values that provide the day-to-day operating principles by which the members of the culture guide their behavior. As values are taken for granted, they gradually become beliefs and assumptions and drop out of consciousness, just as habits become unconscious and automatic.

Level 3. Basic Underlying Assumptions. Relationship to environment; nature of reality, time and space; nature of human nature; nature of human activity; nature of human relationships (taken for granted, invisible, preconscious) the implicit assumptions that tell group members how to perceive, think about, and feel about things. These assumptions are taken for granted; members would find behavior based on any other premise inconceivable.

Organizational Mission Statements, Vision Statements and Values state the intent of organizational culture.

Categorization of Culture


Some Types of Culture

There are different types of culture just like there are different types of personality. Researcher Jeffrey Sonnenfeld identified the following four types of cultures. 

Academy Culture

Employees are highly skilled and tend to stay in the organization, while working their way up the ranks. The organization provides a stable environment in which employees can development and exercises their skills. Examples are universities, hospitals, large corporations, etc. 

Baseball Team Culture

Employees are "free agents" who have highly prized skills. They are in high demand and can rather easily get jobs elsewhere. This type of culture exists in fast-paced, high-risk organizations, such as investment banking, advertising, etc. 

Club Culture

The most important requirement for employees in this culture is to fit into the group. Usually employees start at the bottom and stay with the organization. The organization promotes from within and highly values seniority. Examples are the military, some law firms, etc. 

Fortress Culture

Employees don't know if they'll be laid off or not. These organizations often undergo massive reorganization. There are many opportunities for those with timely, specialized skills. Examples are savings and loans, large car companies, etc.



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Business Leadership  

>> You have the entire class period to complete it , It consists of short answer and short essay questions<<


What are the two different styles of Leadership?

Name 3 of the Exemplary Practices of Leadership?

Business Functions and Organizational Structure

1. Name 3 different Business Functions.

2.  Define responsibilities and aspects of 2 business functions.  

Teams and Conflict Resolution

How do you define team?

What are 5 characteristics of an effective team?


1.  What are three of the components of an effective resume?

2. Name two different types of resume styles or formats and explain the differences.

Business Mission

What are two of the types of values a mission statement could include?

How long should a mission statement be? 

Organizational Culture

How do you define organizational culture?

What are two of the components or characteristics of a company that shape their organizational culture?

Organizational Structure

Name three different types of organizational structures?

Define the hierarchical organizational structure?  Provide an example.

Ladder of Inference

Name three of the rungs on the Ladder of Inference.

Describe how the ladder of inference can assist a business leader in making more effective decisions.

Business Ethics

What are business ethics?

Name two categories of business ethics?

Business Leadership Course

What is one of the objectives of the business leadership course?

What are five of the topics covered in the business leadership course?

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