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Business policy example problem

Please help me with the following issue:

a. Does an organizations culture follow its strategy or does an organizations strategy follow its culture?

b. Explain why in complete detail.

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Let's argue that both are true to some extend. I also attached an informative resource on corporate culture, some of which this response is drawn.

RESPONSE:

a. Does an organizations culture follow its strategy or does an organizations strategy follow its culture? Explain why in complete detail.

Strategies are often considered "the diverse approaches that organizations choose to follow in order to achieve success or a competitive advantage" (Cabrera & Bonache, 1999). On the other hand, culture "can be described as the characteristic way in which work is done in different organizations" (Cabrera & Bonache, 1999).

By definition, then, strategic objectives and strategies, at least in part, follow its culture; otherwise there will be resistance and perhaps failure. However, leaders also need to align the culture with the strategic objectives that are set to meet the mission of the organization, and do this by building a culture that aligns with ...

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This solution discusses business policy.

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