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organizational culture, leadership styles, driver of change

1. What is meant by "organizational culture" and what are some of the key elements of the automobile organization's culture?

2. Explain leadership styles, and how it can both enhance and detract from the performance of those who you manage

3. Select an internal and an external driver of change in the automobile organization. As a result of these two drivers of change, what changes can I anticipate taking place in your organization during the next five years in response to these drivers?

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What is meant by "organizational culture" and what are some of the key elements of the automobile organization's culture?

Organizational culture comprises the attitudes, values, beliefs, norms and customs of an organization. Whereas organizational structure is relatively easy to draw and describe, organizational culture is considered to be less tangible and more difficult to measure. It is also called Company Culture.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_culture

Some of the key elements of the automobile organization's culture are the mission and values of the organization, symbols (logos, designs) which is apparent in the company's logo or the automobile designs, organizational structure ( Reporting lines, hierarchies, and the way that work flows through the business), Control Systems (The processes in place to monitor what is going on), etc. For example, there were drastic differences in organizational culture of Japanese automobile firms and US firms which made the life of US firms like Ford and GM difficult as ...

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