Culture and Innovation in Organizations

Topics: Organizational culture, Culture, Organizational studies Pages: 41 (12588 words) Published: October 25, 2014
Class #1094 Student ID Number: 130113012

Module Name: MOD060 - Culture and Innovation in Organizations

Assignment Title: Final Essay

Assignment Deadline: May 13, 2014

Effective Word Count: 6,590 Words Used

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Assignment.................................................................................................................................................... 1 Abstract ......................................................................................................................................................... 2 1.0 2.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Theories of the Nature of Organizational Culture .............................................................................. 4 2.0.1 2.0.2 2.0.3 3.0 Definitions of Culture ............................................................................................................. 4 Frameworks............................................................................................................................ 5 Typologies .............................................................................................................................. 9

Investigating Organizational Culture................................................................................................. 10 3.0.1 Methods and Tools............................................................................................................... 10

6.0 7.0 8.0

How Culture Influences Behaviors Related to Innovation and Change in an Organization.............. 19 Strategies and Actions to Enhance or Create an Appropriate Culture ............................................. 23 Conclusion ......................................................................................................................................... 29

APPENDICES ................................................................................................................................................ 30 BIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................................................................................ 38 TABLES Table 2.1 - Cultural Dimensions Models ....................................................................................................... 8 Table 4.1 - Organizational Practices in Greiner’s Growth Model ............................................................... 15 Table 5.1 - Schein’s Primary and Secondary Embedding Mechanisms....................................................... 17 Table 6.1 - Dominant Cultures .................................................................................................................... 22 Table 7.1 - Dominant Culture Type Using DeGraff Competing Values Assessment ................................... 26 Table 7.2 - The Relationship between CVF Quadrants ............................................................................... 27 Table 7.3 - Recommended Culture Change Strategy for D&C Company .................................................... 29 FIGURES Figure 3.1 - McKinsey 7S Model .................................................................................................................. 11 Figure 3.2 - The Cultural Web ..................................................................................................................... 11 Figure 3.3 - The Competing Values Framework .......................................................................................... 12 Figure 4.1 - The Action Company Paradigm................................................................................................ 15 Figure 4.2 - The Multi Company Paradigm...

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