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- Functions of organizational culture
- Organizational subcultures
- Employee socialization
- Dysfunctional aspects of organizational culture
- Workplace spirituality
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.
2. 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.
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.
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.
5. 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.
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Google's Organizational Culture & Values
Google's work environment is different than most large organizations. In this lesson, we'll discuss how this company fosters creativity and innovation among employees and supports open communication.
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