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Organizational culture is the personality of the organization. Culture is comprised of the assumptions, values, norms and tangible signs of the organization members and their behaviors. Members of an organization will than come to sense the particular culture of an organization. Culture is sometimes difficult to express distinctly, but everyone knows it when they sense it. An executive of a large company was once asked what he thought “organizational culture” meant. He gave essentially the same answer that a Supreme Court   Justice once gave in attempting to define pornography: “I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it.”(Organizational Culture p.572)   For example, the culture of a large, for-profit corporation is quite different than that of a hospital which is quite different than that of a university administration worker. You can tell the culture of an organization by looking at the arrangement of furniture, what they brag about, what members wear, etc. similar to what you can use to get a feeling about someone's personality. I will address the established methods of control, describe which management practices, and explain how the new structure could affect the organizations future.
Concept of Culture
The concept of culture is particularly important when attempting to manage organization wide change. Practitioners are coming to realize that, despite the best laid plans, organizational change must include not only changing structures and processes, but also changing the corporate culture as well There's been a great deal of literature generated over the past decade about the concept of organizational culture particularly in regard to learning how to change organizational culture. Organizational change efforts are rumored to fail the vast majority of the time. Usually, this failure is credited to lack of understanding about the strong role of culture and the role it plays in organizations. That's one of the reasons that many strategic planners now place as...