Examine the culture of an organization of the FBI and identify key characteristics.
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1. Examine the culture of an organization of the FBI and identify key characteristics. (350 word)
According to Wilson (1989), organizational culture is a "...patterned way of thinking about the central tasks of and human relations within an organization"(p. 91, as cited in Johnson, 1994, 2004). In other words, culture, as Wilson identifies it, involves task fulfillment and human relations and how they mesh together to form a cohesive entity where an organization's employees share in the accomplishment of its mission. Applying this definition to the FBI, they work together in unity to meet their mission: "To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners (http://www.fbi.gov/quickfacts.htm).
The culture, however, might not reflect the mission and core values of an organization. For example, Johnson (1998, 2004) states that whether officers' perceptions of their departments' mission coincides with its culture depends greatly on whether the chief executive clearly identifies the mission. It also depends on whether employees' personal and organizational goals mesh. Another key characteristic of the FBI is it motto: "Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity." In other words, based on its motto,, the FBI's culture is one of integrity, bravery and fidelity. Working together iin unity toward the common goal (mission), the FBI operate through its basic core values:
? Rigorous obedience to the Constitution of the United States;
? Respect for the dignity of all those we protect;
? Uncompromising personal integrity and institutional integrity;
? Accountability by accepting responsibility for our actions and decisions
and the consequences of our actions and decisions; and
? Leadership, both personal and professional. (http://www.fbi.gov/quickfacts.htm).
Another characteristic of the FBI Is its key priorities that are aimed at accomplishing its mission, which operate is under the umbrella of its motto and core values. In ...
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