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Organizational Culture & Status & Life Cycles

1. What are the values, terminal values, instrumental values, and norms at your organization or an organization you are familiar with? How was your organization's culture transmitted to employees? If given the opportunity, how would you reshape the organizational culture?

2. Consider an organization you are familiar with. When was the firm born? What life cycle stages has the firm gone through? What stage is the firm in now? Based on where the firm is now, what is the desired future status of the firm? What recommendations would you make to achieve this status?

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1. What are the values, terminal values, instrumental values, and norms at your organization or an organization you are familiar with? How was your organization's culture transmitted to employees? If given the opportunity, how would you reshape the organizational culture?

My organization is guided by the values of each of the workers in part. In my department we value congeniality, honesty, and diligence. We are a small department and we have worked together for some time now. Our instrumental values are based on general job satisfaction as well as the commitment we each have toward the organization. In my particular case, openness and a drive to do the right thing to help the company succeed are overwhelming values. It has been made apparent by the management that the harder we work and the better the company does, the more each of us will succeed. This is a big motivation to us; in addition, it tends to help each of the employees more involved with the operation and weeds out employees that are not performing. The organization's terminal values are the ...

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This solution discusses values and norms that are present in an organization's culture, and the transmission of these values to employees. It also discusses a particular organization, the stage in which it currently is in the life cycle, and recommendations to achieve the desired stage. Includes APA formatted references.

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