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Ch 11: Organizational Change & Company Culture

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Complete this chapter on organizational change and company culture to study for exams, bring up your grades or get ahead in class. These convenient online lessons and quizzes are accessible any time that fits your schedule.

Organizational Change & Company Culture - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive business chapter outlines the connections between company culture and organizational change. Through a series of short and engaging lessons, you'll examine the functions of organizational cultures and subcultures, as well as the ways in which these cultures can be improved. We've included short quizzes throughout the chapter to help you review important terms and concepts from the lessons. Use any computer or mobile device to study, and submit questions to our instructors if you have any. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Identify the characteristics of organizational culture
  • Explain how organizational climate can impact culture
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  • Differentiate between strong and weak organizational cultures
  • Evaluate ethical and positive cultures in organizations
  • Describe the primary functions of an organizational culture
  • Explain how businesses go about creating, sustaining and improving organizational culture

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Organizational Change & Company Culture
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What is Organizational Culture? - Definition & Characteristics

1. What is Organizational Culture? - Definition & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will learn what organizational culture is and how it dictates behavior in organizations. You'll also explore the seven values that define the culture of an organization.

Organizational Climate: Definition, Factors & Impacts on Culture

2. Organizational Climate: Definition, Factors & Impacts on Culture

In this lesson you will learn the definition of organizational climate, how it differs from organizational culture, and how the culture of an organization governs the organizational climate.

Organizational Subculture: Definition & Examples

3. Organizational Subculture: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn how subcultures form in organizations and how the values established by subcultures differ from the core values of the dominant culture of the organization.

Strong vs. Weak Organizational Cultures: Examples & Differences

4. Strong vs. Weak Organizational Cultures: Examples & Differences

In this lesson, you will learn the difference between a strong organizational culture and a weak organizational culture. You will also learn how these different types of culture affect the members of an organization.

Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations

5. 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.

Functions of Organizational Culture

6. Functions of Organizational Culture

In this lesson, you will learn about the four functions of organizational culture and the impact these functions have on the members of an organization.

Creating and Sustaining Organizational Culture

7. 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.

Strategies for Improving Organizational Culture

8. Strategies for Improving Organizational Culture

Organizational or corporate culture means a lot of different things depending on who you ask, but we all pretty much know when we're in a place we like or don't like. In this lesson, we'll examine how an organization can improve its culture.

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