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The cultures within the American Red Cross and the AHA

What is the culture within the American Red Cross and American Heart Association? How are the two organizations similar or different? What can the managers at each organization do to change the culture of their organization?
What suggestions could be made to Red Cross and American Heart Association in terms of developing their management staff for future health care challenges?

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The culture within the American Red Cross is consisting of employees and volunteers who represent American diversity. The people who work there are experts in humanitarian aid, disaster response, blood banking and health and safety. It has been said that the Red Cross can only raise substantial funds during major disasters. Locally the boards are built from the bottom up instead of the top down. According to some employees of the organization it is generally laid back environment with high turnover. It tends to stifle creativity. The culture within the American Heart Association is one where the employees generally are very focused and committed to their mission. They are also very professional and very intense. Generally they can make a big impact through their work. The company tends to care about its workers. AHA salaries and compensation reviews include all signing and year end bonuses, vacation time and reimbursements that make up total compensation. Within the organization there tends to be very little diversity. Mainly white females work in the majority of ...

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The following solution discusses the cultures within the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross and the differences among each organization. It also provides suggestions for managers on changing the cultures of their respective organizations. It further gives suggestions for each organization on how to develop their management staff for future health care challenges.

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