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Southwest Airlines: Organizational Culture Profile

Question 1
Which are the dimensions of the Southwest Airlines organizational culture, using the OCP model (Organizational Culture Profile)? Please make sure to identify two or more dimensions.

Question 2
Who is responsible for creating the Southwestern Airlines organizational culture?

Question 3
How is the culture maintained and fostered at Southwestern Airlines?

Question 4
Do you think there is a strong relationship between Southwestern Airlines successs and its culture?

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The Effects of Organizational Culture on the Organization's Workforce:

? Culture
? A Warrior Spirit
? Leading with a Servants heart
? Fun-loving Attitude
? Values
? Invention
? Eminence
? Community
? Positivity
? Courtesy
? Strength of Organizational Culture
? Performance indexes
? #1 Fortune Magazine "Best Companies of 500 to Work for in America"
? Profitable for over 30 years
? Culture Committee
? Employee Volunteer Lead
? Committed to "whatever it takes"

Southwest airlines defines it's culture as "a warrior spirit, leading with a servant's heart, and a fun-loving attitude" (McGee-Cooper, Trammell, & Looper, 2008, p. 49). These values are kept alive by the dedication, minds, and hard work, and dedication of its employees (McGee-Cooper, Trammell, & Looper, 2008). Organizational culture "focuses on the deeply embedded patterns of organizational behavior and the shared values, assumptions, beliefs, or ideologies that members have about their organization or its work" ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines organizational culture profiles for Southwest Airlines.