Course Textbook: McShane, S. L., & Von Glinow, M. A. (2013). Organizational behavior (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
All questions to be answered in a minimum of 200 words.
As we are learning in this unit, organizations have cultural artifacts that are classified by four broad categories: (a) organizational stories and legends, (b) rituals and ceremonies, (c) language, and (d) physical structures and symbols.
Identify one specific artifact (from any of these four broad categories) that you have observed in your organization, department, or school. Describe the specific artifact in detail. Why is this artifact important to your organization, department, or school? Explain the organization’s beliefs or values that are reflected through this artifact.
Describe the elements of Lewin’s force field analysis model.
Compare and contrast four strategies for merging organizational cultures.
List and describe four categories of artifacts through which corporate culture is deciphered.
Describe the elements of organizational culture, and discuss the importance of organizational subcultures.