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THE GM CULTURE CRISIS 2
The GM Culture Crisis
Organizational Analysis
Introduction
In the case study, GM is described as an organization that has a culture problem. When
an organization has a problem that goes unnoticed for years, it means that there is some
carelessness of some sort. The issue at GM motors was only realized recently by the senior
management signifying high levels of ignorance. This is what brings us to the first weakness of
the organization. There is a culture problem that makes both employees and the management lax
when it comes to dealing with critical organizational issues. On the management, they seem less
interested in the company's processes.
The management of such a company should ensure that the product released to the
consumer meets all the required standards to avoid disappointing the consumer. This can lead to
the loss of competitive advantage as the clientele will soon realize the faults in products and
switch brands. The strength of the organization lies in its longevity in the business. The company
has been around for more than a century. This means that it has built a brand name for itself and
a strong clientele base. The other advantage that emanates from the company's long existence in
the market is that they understand the ways of doing business. Thus, they can use this to gain a
competitive advantage over others.
Organizational Modelling
The organizational models of companies depend on the types of products that the
company deals in. This means that there cannot be a one size fits all organizational model. There
are usually five common organizational models- autocratic, collegial, system, supportive, and
custodial. The organizational model that best describes the situation at GM motors is the

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Running Head: THE GM CULTURE CRISIS 1 The GM Culture Crisis Name Institution Date THE GM CULTURE CRISIS 2 The GM Culture Crisis Organizational Analysis Introduction In the case study, GM is described as an organization that has a culture problem. When an organization has a problem that goes unnoticed for years, it means that there is some carelessness of some sort. The issue at GM motors was only realized recently by the senior management signifying high levels of ignorance. This is what brings us to the first weakness of the organization. There is a culture problem that makes both employees and the management lax when it comes to dealing with critical organizational issues. On the management, they seem less interested in the company's processes. The management of such a company should ensure that the product released to the consumer meets all the required standards to avoid disappointing the consumer. This can lead to the loss of competitive advantage as the clientele will soon realize the faults in products and switch brands. The strength of the organization lies in its longevity in the business. The company has been around for more than a century. This means that it has built a brand name for itself and a strong clientele base. The other advantage that emanates from the company's long existence in the market is that they understand the ways of doing business. Thus, they can use this to gain a competitive advantage over others. Organizational Modelling The organizatio ...
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