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    Objectives and Organizational Culture

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    Why are short-term objectives necessary when long-term objectives have been established?

    How does an organization decide which form of organizational structure is best for its needs?

    How is an organization's culture created and maintained?

    Under what circumstances should a firm consider a change to its culture?

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    Short term objectives are usually required to accomplish long term goals. Example: your company wants to begin selling "X" in 2009. First you must locate a supplier of product; then secure a contract with the supplier. Cost studies for pricing must be done. Marketing efforts will begin, and more similar short term objectives. Each of the four listed would have a deadline to reach the long term goal. The point is that most long-term goals ...

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