BUSM 3543: Organizational Communications
Professor Linda Raymond
December 19, 2006
One type of organizational culture, stemmed by war, is fading out. With the fall of this "conquer and command" culture another is rising. This new culture stemming from various events, such as political, new societal management theories, and generational employment shifts is more beneficial and productive. Compassing such great qualities as being more efficient and beneficial this new culture will eventually close the chapter of the "conquer and command" culture. For the purpose of this paper this new culture will be named, "culture X".
At the end of World War II, one type of management style was admired and needed. With the increase in the workforce from troops coming home and integrating into civil life, they needed direction. This direction would be what they just came from, a "conquer and command" type leadership. Management seeing an increase of workforce gave this new management workforce the chance to use first hand experiences the power of this new employable type leadership. Owners also saw how this strong central leadership style won the war and could be applied to win more profits.
This style of management does not see the employees as an asset. Management expects the employees to follow orders as if they were still in the service. This style, which will last this generation and part of the next, has worked for the needs of the workforce and the owners but as they retire it started the end of their style of a leadership.
As time went on political events happen that calls for a change from the "conquer and command" style leadership to one more beneficial and profitable, such as "culture X". Focusing on the employees, these events, such as OSHA, and the Civil Rights Act are only some of the political events that help form "culture X" and make it beneficial to everyone.
Some thirty years has passed... [continues]
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