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Leaders and Organizational Culture

Examine the role and responsibilities of leaders in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.

Make two recommendations to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture.

Provide examples from readings and/or your personal experience to support your recommendations.

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Examine the role and responsibilities of leaders in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.

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).

www.toolpack.com/culture.html

The concept of leadership is continually shifting and evolving. It depends on the organization and the people who belong to it. Nevertheless, a leader will always be someone who will accomplish great things by letting other people join his endeavors. There will always be individuals who have the ability to lead and inspire people in achieving a common goal, and this person will be the driving force of every organization.

. The article "CEO's role in leading transformation" suggests that four key functions collectively define a successful role for the Leader or CEO in a managing the healthy culture:

1. Making the transformation meaningful.
Leader has to engage the people successfully to manage change and should adapt a personal approach.

2. Role-modeling desired mind-sets and behavior.
They have to lead by example by changing thyself.

3. Building a strong and committed top team
He should build a strong pool of human resource.

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Solution Summary

The solution discusses the roles of leaders and recommendations that can help maintain a healthy organizational culture.

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