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Think for a minute about organizational dynamics and culture

Think for a minute about organizational dynamics and culture. Palmer has been with M&M, a regional accounting firm in the upper Midwest, for at least the previous six years. Crosby just joined, coming in from a "Big Five" accounting firm. Do you think the rules are the same...? By this I mean those informal cultural guidelines of how to get along. Talk about culture and how this may impact how Palmer and Crosby manage, especially how they managed Olds.

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We have Palmer, who has become accustomed to working at M&M, a six-office accounting firm with 160 employees, and we have Crosby, a new employee that comes from a Big 5 accounting firm. We have two cultures present just between these two employees, not even taking into consideration the other employees, namely Olds. Throughout the case, it becomes apparent from the demeanor of Palmer that he does not like confrontation, and perhaps will decide to not speak up when he should, to avoid conflict. In a Big 5 accounting firm, it is a competitive, fast-paced ...

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Think for a minute about organizational dynamics and culture. Palmer has been with M&M, a regional accounting firm in the upper Midwest, for at least the previous six years. Crosby just joined, coming in from a "Big Five" accounting firm. Do you think the rules are the same...? By this I mean those informal cultural guidelines of how to get along. Talk about culture and how this may impact how Palmer and Crosby manage, especially how they managed Olds.

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