GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 1
Ma. Beatriz A. Bonus
Prof. Leonida L. Polangcos
LEVELS OF CULTURE
National/Societal: The level of culture that deals with awareness of cultural dynamics and patterns by nationality. It is particularly relevant for entering a new market for product, service, and or talent cross-border division of labor and international outsourcing relationship. Each nation or society is known to have its unique culture. To be effective in managing global talent and teams, it is essential to understand this level of culture. Organizational Culture: The level of culture that focuses on the experience of cultural dynamics in an organization. This is especially relevant for global organizations and those involved in M&A. Identity Group Culture: The level of culture for analyzing the diversification of society by gender, generation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and other social groups. It is particularly relevant for workforce diversity and talent management concerns Functional Culture: The level of culture that addresses cross-functional effectiveness, based on the cultures created by specific business units. Cross-functional or management teams concentrate on functional cultures and leverage their differences carefully, bridging distinct cultural differences across their constituent units. Team Culture: The level of culture that becomes apparent when teams develop a distinct identity and culture. To effectively build teams in global and matrixed organization, an understanding of how to collaborate in complex and dynamic situations is essential. Individual Culture: The level at which the “building blocks” of culture are present, in both intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics. An understanding of this level is important for successfully addressing the concerns at any level of culture.
MODES OF ACQUIRING CULTURE
Generally, there are three ways by which culture maybe acquired: 1. Emitation- The process of...
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