Using the Internet, Library, and/or personal experience, select an organization that is fairly well known to most people. Based on information obtained at the organization's web site, anecdotal information, and personal experience, you are to:
1. Describe the artifacts you find or recall that define the culture.
2. Indicate what these artifacts reveal to you about the shared values and basic assumptions of the organization you selected.
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Organizational culture can loosely be defined as the shared assumptions, beliefs, and "normal behaviors" (norms) of a group. These are powerful influences on the way people live and act, and they define what is "normal" and how to sanction those who are not "normal." To a large degree, what we do is determined by our culture. Culture is very powerful. (One example is the cultural change effort at British Airways, which transformed an unprofitable airline with a poor reputation into a paragon of politeness and profit).
Case of Nestle
Nestle is leading food company in terms of sales, Nestlé is the world leader in coffee (Nescafé). It is also one of the world's largest bottled water (Perrier) and baby-food makers. Its 2001 purchase of Ralston Purina made it a top player in the pet food business. In addition to food products, Nestlé owns about 75% of Alcon Inc. (ophthalmic drugs, contact-lens ...
Using the Internet, Library, and/or personal experience, select an organization that is fairly well known to most people.