Corporate Culture

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Corporate Culture

The culture of an organization is the set of values, beliefs, behaviors, customs, and attitudes that helps its members understand what the organization stands for, how it does things, and what it considers important"(Griffin, 49). In other words, "the way things work around here" (Dr. Williams). In order for any small business or large corporation to be successful, the employees must understand what is expected of them. While things might be slightly different in a large corporation versus a small "mom and pop shop", the goal of both is the same. MAKE THE BUSINESS MONEY. The topic of my paper will be on makes a good corporate culture.
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"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team", said Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca. Employees in all lines of work must realize that the best way to succeed in his or her job status is to pay attention to what the boss does opposed to what the boss says (Mawhinney, 37). A common coined phrase is "Actions speak louder that words" and a manager's decision can send both a bad and good examples to employees of how to operate in daily business affairs. The next concept is employee selection. "Some of the high-performance organizations, such as IBM, carefully select their employees to fit in with the existing corporate culture" (Mawhinney, 24). "They become "IMB-ers"" (Mawhinney, 24). Not all people want to work in a suit and tie environment but it does help if there is a certain "uniform-standard" that all employees, including upper management, adhere too (Mawhinney, 37). Mawhinney's next concept is about the external culture of a company. A company's internal culture can be strongly influenced by the culture of the community that surrounds it. American company's that set up business overseas quickly learn that they must respect the local cultural beliefs if they expect to have a good relationship with the people of the place where they are (Mawhinney, 29). The next concept is having a clear established corporate mission. "This organizations exists for the purpose of…?" that is the question asked by Mawhinney.

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