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How does shaping occur in work environments?

How does shaping occur in work environments?
How can coworkers or new employees be shaped as they acquire new skills?

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1. How does shaping occur in work environments?

Corporate culture and leadership are two ways shaping occurs in the work environment. Basically, organizational culture is the personality of the organization. Culture is comprised of the assumptions, values, norms and tangible signs (artifacts) of organization members and their behaviors (1). This shaping process is a learning process and can occur through a steady stream of literature, training, group activities, public meetings, rituals, and supervisory and peer reinforcement which inculcates the company's values and messages. Kundra cites the work of Etzioni's work in arguing that employees' resulting emotional attachment to the company and their work reduced the need for more formal monitoring and social control. (2) In other words, shaping occurs in the work environment through transmission of values and behaviors through other people and meetings, etc., which leads to employees thoughts ad feeling being shaped towards the corporate values and behaviors. While executive leaders play a large role in defining ...

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