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You have been asked to speak on the topic of the impact of organizational culture on decision making to a group of executives. In a five to seven paragraph speech, discuss the following:
1. The impact of organizational culture on the decisions that would have to be made for your company.
2. What happens when an organization changes its strategy? Support your answers with specific examples.
3. What happens when two organizations with different cultures merge? Support your answer with actual examples.
Use the Library or other Web resources to support your argument. Be sure to cite your sources using APA Style 6th edition guidelines.
Your work MUST include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. Reports without citations may not earn any higher grade than a 'C' letter grade. Your report should contain a short introduction and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper. Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the paper per APA guidelines and vice-versa.
Objective: The Objective of the Unit 5 DB Assignment will involve the following the Course Outcomes and Grading Criteria with their respective percentages for the Grading Rubric:
? Summarize the role of decision making in business. (10%)
? Discuss common biases in decision making. (30%)
? Apply the standard of APA Style to all research and writing tasks. (10%)
? Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations. (10%)
? Compare reflective and expedient decision making. (10%)
? Use effective communication techniques. (10%)
? The remaining 20% of the grading will be based on your in-depth interactions with your colleagues.

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Organizational culture
The impact of organizational culture on decision making
What happens when a company changes strategy?
What happens when 2 organizations with 2 different cultures merge?

Organizations are forced to exist in a constantly changing environment of social, economic, technologic, regulatory and demographic changes that challenge their leaders to understand the values, behaviors, beliefs and work ethics of the staff entrusted to accomplish the organizational mission. To understand these issues is to identify with the organizations culture. Without this understanding, it is increasingly difficult to explain organizational results or define areas which require redirection.

So what exactly is organizational culture? Fons Trompenaars refers to it as, "the way in which a group of people solves problems and resolves dilemmas" (Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner, 1997, p.6). This can be summarized by the phrase: "the way we do ...

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Organizational culture's effects are examined.