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Organizational Culture and Normative Beliefs

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Discuss the layers and functions of organizational culture and the types associated with normative beliefs.

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The three layers of organizational culture are observable artifacts, values and basic assumptions. Observable artifacts are things in which an organization can easily manipulate and that determine the environmental comfort, i.e. employees on first name bases, dress code, employee awards, etc. Espoused values are those that are set forth by the organization's founders whereas enacted values are those that are actually followed by the organization's managers and employees. Basic assumptions include values that employees ...

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