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Vision, culture

Please provide three paragraph very detailed answers for each question and analysis based on your understanding of strategies for change. Please only take the questions if you have experience in the class or have extensive experience to answer the questions.

1. John Kotter mentioned in the textbook for this class about creating the Vision:
"Developing a good vision is an exercise of both the head and the heart, it takes
Some time, it always involves a group of people. And it is tough to do well".
Having said this:

As a leader, How does a vision effort start?, what's a vision?, why do
Companies need to have a vision? Is it important to have a vision?,
Why?, why not?

2. Culture refers to norms of behavior and shared values among a group of
People.

Why do you think culture is important?, do you think a company
Should entertain different cultures in its workforce?, what about
Diversity? Is it important?, what's the relationship between culture and
Diversity? You may give examples to validate your answer.

3. A Scenario: You're a manager in a company; you have six people that you
Manage. You've been noticing some kind of unsatisfaction within your team
about the duties and responsibilities they have. Basically you feel that your
team is not happy. What do you do? Explain step by step what you would
think about and execute to get your team empowered and challenged again,
most important is to get them happy again!

4. One of the values at Intel corporation is" Great Place to Work" - why do you
Think they have this as a value? Does it make sense to you?, why?, what would
be the impact on the employee side and the overall work environment?

5. Very soon, you will graduate and move on with your career. If you become a
Leader in a corporation or a business firm, what would be the top five values
That you would always remember and work on? For each value, provide
Details on why you think it is important, give an example if applicable, and
Expand on the normality of each one.

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1. John Kotter mentioned in the textbook for this class about creating the Vision:
"Developing a good vision is an exercise of both the head and the heart, it takes
Some time, it always involves a group of people. And it is tough to do well".
Having said this: As a leader, How does a vision effort start?, what's a vision?, why do
Companies need to have a vision? Is it important to have a vision?,
Why?, why not?

A vision starts right at the inception of the company. The entrepreneur sets up a long term vision for itself where it intends to reach, say after 10, 15 or 25 years. A vision is the reason for the firm's existence. It is the primary guidance for all its activities.

A vision is a clear, concrete guiding picture of the results or condition you want to achieve.
A vision is a source of inspiration and guidance.
A vision can be the glue that holds everyone together in a group, organization, or movement.
If the vision is big and inspiring enough, a vision, just by being powerfully stated, can set in motion the energy needed for its own attainment.

source: http://www.fiu.edu/~time4chg/Library/vision.html

As noted above, it is extremely important to have a vision because lack of vision can lead to frustration, chaos and can discourage organizational employees. Vision acts as a motivating factor and a binding factor for the organization, its employees and its overall corporate strategy.

2. Culture refers to norms of behavior and shared values among a group of
People.

Why do you think culture is important?, do you think a company
Should entertain different cultures in its workforce?, what about
Diversity? Is it important?, what's the relationship between culture and
Diversity? You may give examples to validate your answer.

The success of any company depends in part on the match between individuals and the culture of the organization. Organizational culture is the set of operating principles that determine how people behave within the context of the company. Underlying the observable behaviors of people are the beliefs, values, and assumptions that dictate their actions.Managers need an accurate understanding of the organization's culture in order to direct activities in a productive way and to ...

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As a leader, How does a vision effort start?, what's a vision?, why do
Companies need to have a vision? Is it important to have a vision?,
Why?, why not?

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