It has been argued that, while difficult, organisational culture can be changed. Do you agree? Why or why not? There are many things that it is difficult for organisations culture can be changed. Organisation culture is talking about share values, principles, tradition and ways of doing things. However it influence the ways organisation members act. There are some academic journals and books talk about organisation culture and how could it be change. 1. GR Jones (2007) Organizational theory, design, and change 2. Taylor & Francis (2012) TQM and organisational culture reference to http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14783363.2012.647847 3. CK Lee, B Tan…(2008) The impact of organisational culture and learning on innovation performance http://inderscience.metapress.com/content/6334164r472up141/
WebQuest Activity 4
Use your referencing guide to find 10 mistakes in the following paragraph and reference list. Superscript numbers indicate approximately where the mistakes are. One has been done for you. It is difficult to derive a simple meaning of culture and many texts on the subject open their discussions with a range of definitions (Linstead, Fulop, & Lilley, 2009 and Taylor, 2004). For example: Culture refers to “a complex set of values, beliefs, assumptions, and symbols that define the way in which a firm conducts its business” (Barney, 1986) and many authors follow similar variations on the theme of “shared values” (Robbins, Millet, & Waters-Marsh, 2008 and Schermerhorn Jr, et al., 2011) . Organisational culture is not the same as national culture which can sometimes work against the values an organisation is trying to encourage (Gerhart, 2009). References
Barney, J. B. (1986). Organizational culture: can it be a source of sustained competitive advantage? Academy of Management Review, 11 (3), 656-665.
Gerhart, B. (2009). How much does national culture constrain organizational culture? Management & Organization...
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