Week 6, Monday Lecture Outline
- I. The nature of organizational culture
- II. Origins and effects of culture
- III. Socialization as acculturation
- IV. A model of socialization
- a set of shared attitudes, values, behavioral norms
- In the organizational setting:
- a cognitive framework for interpreting work & environment
- not monolithic
- stable, despite turnover
- influences the actions of organizational members
- provides history
- source of uniqueness
- sets boundaries
- Founding myth:
- beliefs of charismatic founders
- Experience with the external environment:
- competition that produces values and practices
- Shared experience:
- assignment of similar meaning to events
- "Phil Knight is our Walt Disney, except he's not dead yet."
- "keeping the magic of sport alive"
- "nobody ever remembers Number 2"
- 400 shoes a minute
- larger than life
- "No market in this business is ever owned."
- swoosh tatoos
- socialization is the acquisition of shared attitudes, values, and
- a mechanism for transmitting culture
- ensures a common orientation
- smooths idiosyncrasies due to individual characteristics
- the organization evaluates an individual
- the individual evaluates an organization
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