GM 591: Organizational Culture Inventory Results for ABC IT – Business Solutions Group.
Instructor: Rick Lochner
Prepared by: Venkata Kumaran
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 Introduction 3 2.0 Current Culture 3 2.1 Cultural Type 5 2.2 Behaviors Associated with the Current Cultural Type 5 3.0 Targets for Cultural Change 6 4.0 Potential Benefits & Risks of Cultural Change 8 4.1 Benefits 8 4.2 Risks 8 5.0 Conclusion and Reflection 9 6.0 References 9
“Culture is made up of the values, beliefs, underlying assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors shared by a group of people. Culture is the behavior that results when a group arrives at a set of - generally unspoken and unwritten - rules for working together. An organization’s culture is made up of all of the life experiences each employee brings to the organization. Culture is especially influenced by the organization’s founder, executives, and other managerial staff because of their role in decision making and strategic direction.” (1)
Alpha Beta Cellular (ABC) Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is North America's leading producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries for over 100 years. Information Technology department plays an important role in the company’s growth and is highly centralized, but well distributed. ABC-IT works closely with other various other departments to provide IT as a service. I have chosen a sub Group of IT called the Business Solutions Group (BSG) for the purposes of the study. I am partially affiliated to the BSG in my day-to-day activities.
Human Synergistic International’s Organizational Culture Inventory survey provides a point-in-time picture of the culture of Organization I chose to use. Let us now examine and analyze the results.
References: 1) Culture: Your Environment for People at Work, What Is Organizational Culture? By Susan M. Heathfield, About.com Guide 2) Culture Shift Risk Analysis for Multinationals, By Raval, Dinker, Publication: Global Competitiveness, Date: Saturday, January 1 2000 ----------------------- CONSTRUCTIVE PASSIVE DEFENSIVE AGGRESSIVE DEFENSIVE ----------------------- [pic]