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Describe your impression of the culture of an organization or group to which you have belonged or for which you have worked. Be sure to explain both the positive and negative aspects of the culture and the effect that it had on you as a person.

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I worked for several years in a community hospital in a small town in Michigan. The culture could be described as friendly, open to new ideas, progressive, and traditional at the same time. The management emphasized greatly their commitment to the staff by treating all as equals, from the top management down to the cleaning and maintenance staff AND volunteers. They had progressive and cutting-edge family ...

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This solution includes a summary of a particular experience of a culture within an organization, and includes the positive and negative aspects of that culture and the effect it had on an individual.

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Describe your impression of the culture of an organization or group to which you have belonged or for which you have worked. Be sure to explain both the positive and negative aspects of the culture and the effect that it had on you as a person.

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Organization Culture speaks of to a system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from the other organizations". (Ivancevich, 2010, p. 43) In the past when working for my family business (which is a janitorial company,) the positive side of this is that being taught many different aspects of the business from the billing, chemicals and machinery, even in choosing the companies that we wanted to do business with, our feedback was allowed and considered every month in our monthly meetings, after a vote was taken and the decisions was made. We all knew the job, and its responsibilities in the job market we also knew the salary, we now had the skills and knowledge required to do it well. Also we had to input and help with making decisions in this company.

If having to have work for another janitorial company. My family and I would not know the other company way of selling their products, services, or structure we would only know that the particular company has a great reputation, we would image that we could now breeze through the interview. Knowing the industry in general with that company my input would not matter, because such a large company already has an established set of rules that they have been doing for years so in my belief that is the down side. The other company decisions are already made, you don't get to decide what chemicals or companies, as they already have that in place when you come aboard. Essentially with the other company it would not matter as long as the job was done. That is how the other company operates. It's like shopping who has the better deal and what knowledge do you have.

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Ivancevich, J. M. (2010). Human resource management (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

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