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    What might be some of the advantages of having several subcultures within an organization? The disadvantages?

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    In just about every organization a subculture exists. Most subcultures often emerge in response to changing demands and may provide a mechanism for changing less central values. Indeed, that subcultures are potentially important with respect to affecting core values may further substantiate how difficult it is to change an organization's culture (Trice & Beyer, 1984). The organization may have several advantages and disadvantages to the subculture; however each business or organization may form ...

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    The advantages and disadvantages of having several subcultures within an organization are examined.