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Observable Aspects of Organizational Culture

Describe the observable aspects of your organization's culture (Doctor of Conflict Resolution and Analysis). Address your perceptions of at least three of the following aspects:

a. How communication flows
b. Organizational diversity
c. Dress and language
d. Conflict management
e. Organizational policies
f. Technology
g. Artifacts, symbols, and stories

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I will address communication flows, organizational diversity, conflict management, and technology. I will also tell you a little about how dress has changed from my former work to this work.

Communication flows more quickly and respectfully within the group of dr.s I work with. Since our field is conflict resolution, we find ourselves attempting to practice the lessons of human factor which teach us to listen, reflect back what we heard, and then ask for clarification if necessary. This is not as time consuming as one might think. It is second nature and we try to consider our words more carefully and talk in a sort of short hand at times. We are also aware that we all know the right way to deal with others to be efficient and keep down disagreements. So we all disperse as much information as is necessary and complete as possible for others. Also, we work quickly to eliminate any problem people who may be unwilling to apply themselves to the work ethic of conflict management or who use unacceptable labels or language in relation to others. For example, one new person complained about another in the group who did write "perfect" English. ...

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A discussion on some observable aspects of the writer's organizational culture. Writer addresses communication flows, organizational diversity, conflict management, and technology.