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Corporate Culture: Environment

Environment of Corporate Culture - Are you fit for managerial uncertainty?

1. Complete the Management in Practice Experimental Exercise (Working in the Adaptive Culture) and analyze the results of your perception of management's impact on organizational culture.
2. Assume you are a manager of the local Wal-Mart. Describe how the internal and external environment affects your organization.
3. Which is more likely to have the greatest impact - internal or external? Explain your reasoning.
4. Discuss the importance of combining value and performance when establishing organizational culture.


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Step 1:
The manager's philosophy has a strong impact on culture. Managers interpret the firm's values, heroes, and rites and rituals, and apply it to the workplace. Even though there is a formal structure in an organization, it is the manager that decides how much decision making authority he should give to the employees. Also, management has a strong impact on organizational culture because managerial leadership styles in organizations differ, creating variation in organizational culture.

Step 2:
If I were a manager of a local Wal-Mart, internal environment would affect my organization in several ways. Wal-Mart is strongly affected by its corporate culture, for example, the culture of cost reduction and the behavior with current ...

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