Corporate culture, team culture: removing the hidden by Jacalyn Carol Sherriton, James L. Stern

By Jacalyn Carol Sherriton, James L. Stern

This article offers a hands-on method of developing or altering an organization tradition to just accept and help a proper crew constitution. The authors supply their very own useful, confirmed unique version for tradition switch. The ebook additionally exhibits easy methods to switch the way of life of anyone division, even if the complete corporation is lagging. Subtsantial case reviews of 3 businesses (Mobil, IBM and Attorney's identify assurance Fund) and different short examples are interwoven all through.

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A profound example of ignoring cultural differences was when American companies assumed Page 26 that the Japanese would adjust to our cars' left-sided steering wheels, or to our large-sized refrigeratorswhich could hardly fit into many Japanese apartments. Similarly, a company on the verge of merging with or acquiring another company rarely assesses whether the target company's culture is compatible with its own, or makes a proactive effort to consciously merge the two distinct cultures and create a new one.

The chapter discusses typical strategies and myths related to changing corporate culture and teams/teamwork, and it highlights key ingredients for successful implementation that are most frequently missing. Chapter 3 emphasizes the importance of having a corporate culture that supports formalized teams. It defines corporate culture and explains its distinction from subcultures. The chapter Page 10 also examines possible reasons why corporate culture is often neglected and not part of the change process.

First, we tend not to think about our cultures, whether they be personal or organizational, as they are so deeply rooted. The patterns of beliefs, values, and behaviors are so internalized that the cultural rituals become automatic and unconscious. Second, the component parts of a culture are hard to grab hold of. Ask people to describe their cultural background or company culture and you will get diverse responses even from those within the same culture, as people select different dimensions that are important to them.

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