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Ch 20: Organizational Culture: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Organizational Culture chapter of this Organizational Behavior Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the types of organizational cultures that can be found in the workplace in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Organizational Culture chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Overview of organizational culture Definition, characteristics and functions of organizational culture
Tuesday Dominant vs. organizational subculture; strong vs. weak cultures Examples and meaning of subcultures and their function in organizations; difference between weak and strong organizational cultures in governing employee behavior and how strength of culture influences organizational behavior
Wednesday Creating and maintaining organizational culture; employee socialization Ways to create and sustain an organization's culture and how culture is transmitted through employees; employee selection and socialization process in an organization
Thursday Organizational climate and organizational dysfunction Definition of and factors that impact organizational climate; types of dysfunctions, such as barriers to mergers and acquisitions, barriers to diversity and institutionalization
Friday Ethics and spirituality How ethics and positive culture are created; embracing spirituality in the workplace

10 Lessons in Chapter 20: Organizational Culture: Lesson Plans
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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.

Functions of Organizational Culture

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.

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.

Creating and Sustaining Organizational Culture

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.

Employee Socialization: Maintaining a Company Culture

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.

Organizational Climate: Definition, Factors & Impacts on Culture

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.

Dysfunction in Organizational Culture: Institutionalization & Barriers

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.

Ethical Culture and Positive Culture in Organizations

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.

Workplace Spirituality and Organizational 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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