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Maintaining Company Culture - Chapter Summary
The engaging video lessons in this chapter provide in-depth guidance and practical strategies related to the act of maintaining a company's culture. Watching the lessons will help your employees learn:
- How to create and sustain an organizational culture
- What dysfunction, institutionalization and barriers mean to the culture of an organization
- Ways to create an ethical and positive culture
- How organizations use socialization to maintain a company culture
Your employees can learn the specifics of maintaining company culture then take self-assessment quizzes to gauge how well they understand the lessons. A chapter exam is available to provide a comprehensive review of all the lessons. If you have any questions about the lessons or chapter, our instructors are available to help.
How It Helps
- Creates awareness: It's good for employees to be aware of what it takes to create and maintain an organizational culture, as well as the challenges that could arise from dysfunctional environments.
- Encourages proactivity: The lessons help employees work to create a culture that is healthy and functional so that any issues within the culture can be proactively managed before they become damaging to the organization.
- Improves relationships and performance: As employees learn how to work within a healthy organizational culture, their ability and desire to socialize and collaborate on projects without dysfunction increases and positively impacts the entire company.
After completing the lessons in this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Describe why creating and sustaining a successful culture is crucial to their success in the company
- Explain how cultures can create barriers to change, diversity and even mergers and acquisitions with other companies
- Outline how to create an ethical and positive culture, as well as why doing so is important for organizations
- Detail how organizations use the socialization process for newly hired and prospective employees
1. Creating and Sustaining Organizational Culture
In this lesson, you will learn how culture is created and sustained in organizations and why it is important for organizations to create and sustain a successful culture in order to succeed in their environment.
2. Dysfunction in Organizational Culture: Institutionalization & Barriers
In this lesson, you will learn how the culture of an organization can become a liability by acting as a barrier to change, a barrier to diversity, or a barrier to a merger or acquisition with another organization.
3. Practical Application: Recognizing Dysfunction in Organizational Culture
Organizational leaders often have the power to set direction or issue orders in a specific situation, but a more organic way of influencing the workforce is through its culture. When organizational culture is dysfunctional, leaders will have a limited ability to facilitate change.
4. Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations
In this lesson, you will learn how an ethical and positive culture can be created in an organization and why it is important for organizations to establish an ethical and positive culture.
5. Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Culture
In this lesson, you will learn the meaning of workplace spirituality and why there is a growing interest among organizations to establish and maintain a spiritual workplace. Find out how it can enhance the working environment for its members.
6. Employee Socialization: Maintaining a Company Culture
In this lesson, you will learn how organizations use the socialization process for prospective and newly hired employees. This process is used to maintain the existing culture of the organization.
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