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Organizational behavior case analysis

This discussion focuses on dimensions of corporate culture and the various approaches to adopting new corporate culture, undertaken by business leaders. It further discusses aspects of employee commitment, by exploring how managers can improve employee's attitudes and perspectives in the workplace.

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Different sets of values influence the behaviors of managers in various settings. Often
these values are shaped by cultural background, but may also be influenced by work and other
experience, as well as organizational culture. Bain & Company is a business consulting firm
focused on helping firms discover how they can become more efficient and more competitive,
by restructuring, developing new strategies, or managing change leadership (Gartska, Maceda, &
Ormiston, 2014). Achievement and stimulation are two of Schwartz's inventory values most
prevalent within this organization's management culture. Consultants work with companies at
all levels and seek to guide them toward change, by seeking insights and contributions from all
members, rather than by directing.

Home Depot, the well known home improvement store chain, was led for more than two
decades, by founders who encouraged exuberance and informality. However, this approach
eventually led to the organization losing profitability. When Nardelli stepped in, the culture
rapidly changed to one of focusing on processes. Many employees were unhappy with this
change in corporate culture and resisted (IBS Center for Management Research, 2004).
Conformity, achievement, and tradition are Schwartz's values evident in the new Home Depot
culture. Conformity is evident in the streamlining of processes, so that all workers in the same
position perform their duties and tasks in the same manner. Achievement is viewed as the ability
to improve efficiency of workers, to support a more profitable organization. Tradition involves
the focus on the bottom line, which is profitability, and the focus on reaching this goal through ...

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This discussion focuses on dimensions of corporate culture and the various approaches to adopting new corporate culture, undertaken by business leaders. It further discusses aspects of employee commitment, by exploring how managers can improve employee's attitudes and perspectives in the workplace.

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