Ch 16: Organizational & Company Culture

About This Chapter

Here, you will be able to view 5-10 minute video lessons about the definition of organizational culture, differences between strong and weak organizational cultures, and more! End of the lesson quizzes will help you test yourself on the information you've learned.

Organizational & Company Culture - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Organizational culture can help you understand many things about a company, and this chapter will assist you in your understanding of it. Brief video lessons will help you comprehend things like the workplace spirituality, cultural barriers, and other concepts. You will also be able to take short quizzes on them also. By the time you've completed this chapter, you will know the following:

  • Values that define organizational culture
  • How an organization builds and sustains its own culture
  • The importance of employee socialization to the culture of a company
  • How the culture of a company can be a barrier
  • Characteristics of ethical and positive culture in an organization
  • Reasons for increased interest in workplace spirituality

VideoObjective
What is Organizational Culture? - Definition & Characteristics Explain the definition and characteristics of organizational culture
Organizational Subculture: Definition & Examples Analyze examples of organization subculture.
Strong vs. Weak Organizational Cultures: Examples & Differences Differentiate examples of strong and weak organizational cultures.
Creating and Sustaining Organizational CultureEvaluate the ways to create and keep organizational culture.
Employee Socialization: Maintaining a Company CultureMeasure the way organizations can utilize socialization to maintain culture.
Dysfunction in Organizational Culture: Institutionalization & BarriersFormulate the ways in which an organization's culture can be a barrier.
Ethical Culture & Positive Culture in Organizations Point out the importance of ethical and positive culture in organizations.
Workplace Spirituality and Organizational CultureDissect workplace spirituality and why some organizations strive for it.
Business Case Study: Unilever Corporate Culture & Values Analyze Unilever's corporate culture.
Business Case Study: Nordstrom's Culture of Customer Service Consider Nordstrom's culture and customer service.
10 Lessons in Chapter 16: Organizational & 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 Subculture: Definition & Examples

2. 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

3. 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.

Creating and Sustaining Organizational Culture

4. 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.

Employee Socialization: Maintaining a Company Culture

5. 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.

Dysfunction in Organizational Culture: Institutionalization & Barriers

6. 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.

Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations

7. 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.

Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Culture

8. 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.

Business Case Study: Unilever Corporate Culture & Values

9. Business Case Study: Unilever Corporate Culture & Values

This lesson examines the corporate culture at Unilever. We analyze how the culture came about, when it changed course, and where it is today. Unilever is a unique company. From independence to sustainability, let's see how Unilever's culture evolved.

Business Case Study: Nordstrom's Culture of Customer Service

10. Business Case Study: Nordstrom's Culture of Customer Service

Nordstrom is an upscale company that promises excellent customer service to every customer. The organizational culture of Nordstrom is built on customer service, and the company's success is built on its employees.

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