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Personality and Organizational Culture

What is your learning team's personality/organizational culture? Remember to cite to support for your response.

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1. What is your learning team's personality/organizational culture? Remember to cite to support for your response.

This question implies that you are working in a team, or is just general?

Generally, the group or team culture is "made up of the values, beliefs, underlying assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors" (humanresources.about.com/.../organizationalculture/.../culture.htm) shared by the members of the team. When a team first forms, the culture is the behavior that evolves as the team arrives at a set of - generally unspoken and unwritten - rules for working together. However, it manifests in the team through observable behaviors, including such things as language, decision making, symbols, stories and legends, and daily work practices. (humanresources.about.com/.../organizationalculture/.../culture.htm)

For example, perhaps a learning team makes decisions through open discussion and everyone has input into the decision making process or others use consensus decision making or perhaps each member has an assigned task to work independently on and then bring back to the team. Some teams use formal language, while others use informal language. Daily work practices might be timely and scheduled or they might be more flexible. Perhaps a norm develops where all members are at least 15 minutes early for meeting, where members bring a snack and coffee to share before the meeting, and so on.

Expanding on this discussion....

When solving problems or making decisions, do team members all contribute data required to make a sound decision? There should be enough depth in the team and variety of approaches, skills and knowledge to ensure the best decision, especially in a learning organization. However, all learning teams should ...

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This solution analyzes personality/organizational culture. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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