Organizational Subculture: Definition & Examples


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The core values which provide boundaries for, and shape the behavior of, all members of an organization are known as the _____.

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1. A group of people may feel that they belong to a subculture within an organization when they _____.

2. Bob is a pie baker at Grandma's Apple Pies. He has been baking pies longer than anyone else in the organization. Which of the following statements is most likely true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can improve your knowledge of organizational subcultures through this assessment, which includes questions on the two types of cultures present in an organization and tests your skills in identifying them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz/worksheet to understand:

  • The two types of cultures in an organization
  • How subcultures can form
  • Various subculture problems

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how subcultures can form and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the cultures present in an organization
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve various subculture problems

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson entitled Organizational Subculture: Definition & Examples for more details on this part of an organization. As part of this lesson, you can also meet these objectives:

  • Identify what a subculture involves at work
  • Describe why these subcultures form in the workplace
  • Explain how the various types of subcultures can form
  • Understand the benefits of belonging to a subculture