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Functional and dysfunctional effects of culture

1. What are the functional and dysfunctional effects of organizational culture?
2. What kind of organizational structure would a biotechnology company have?
3. What kinds of organizational activities are easiest to standardize? Most difficult?
4. What forces act as stimulants to change and what is the difference between planned an unplanned change?
5. What is a positive organizational culture?

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1. What are the functional and dysfunctional effects of organizational culture?

The functional effects of organizational culture include:

1) Acts as a framework, structure or boundary for binding the entire organization in a common thread

2) Provides a sense of identity, decision making guide and standard for day to day decision making of the employees.

3) Facilitates commitment towards a broader organizational cause among employees which is greater than their own self goals.

Dysfunctional effects include:

Strong culture can act as a major barrier to change as employees may not be ready to embrace new change with ease. Further, during M&A, culture can act as a barrier to smooth integration ...

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1. What are the functional and dysfunctional effects of organizational culture?
2. What kind of organizational structure would a biotechnology company have?
3. What kinds of organizational activities are easiest to standardize? Most difficult?
4. What forces act as stimulants to change and what is the difference between planned an unplanned change?
5. What is a positive organizational culture?

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