Organizational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior
University of Phoenix
Managing the Business Enterprise
Richard Camacho
August 1, 2011

Organizational Behavior
Change is not always easy and in the fast paced world of Kudler Fine Foods not changing could mean becoming stagnated and unsuccessful. As the business strategizes for the next change, Brenda Wagner, Human Resources Manager for Kudler Fine Foods has asked Team C to review personnel files and other documents in order to assess readiness for change. Making a proper assessment means ascertaining the organizational culture. This paper will describe the organizational structure and provide a synopsis of how leadership style lends to organizational performance. Additionally, the team will describe how leadership style can affect employee motivation. The paper will also include external factors that drive change for Kudler Fine Foods. Organizational Culture

“ Organizational culture is a system of shared values, assumptions, beliefs, and norms that unite the members of an organization” (Gomez-Mejia & Balkin, 2002, para. 10). The organizational culture of a company can also be described as the framework that an organization uses to create policy and meet organizational objectives. At Kudler Fine Foods, Kathy Kudler, is not only responsible for the vision of the organization, but is also responsible for the organizational culture (University of Phoenix, 2009). The organizational culture at Kudler Fine Foods is a mixture of different cultures; club culture is one way to describe Kudler’s organizational culture. Organizations with a club culture seek the right person for the job and tend to promote from within the company (TEXTBOOX). Kudler Fine Foods is extremely selective throughout the hiring process and usually offers open positions to internal candidates before the job is available to the public. (University of Phoenix). Academy culture is another form of culture that may be apparent at Kudler...