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Organizational Culture

A system of shared meaning held by members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations.

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Dominant Culture

A culture that express the core values that are shared by a majority of the organization's members.

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Core Values

The primary or dominant values that are accepted throughout the organization.

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Subcultures

Minicultures within an organization, typically defined by department designations and geographic separation.

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Strong Culture

A culture in which the core values are intensely held and widely shared.

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Organizational Climate

The shared perceptions organizational members have about their organization and work environment.

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Ethical Work Climate (EWC)

The shared concept of right and wrong behavior in the workplace that reflects the true values of the organization and shapes the ethical decision-making of its members.

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Institutionalization

A condition that occurs when an organization takes on a life of its own, apart from any of its members, and acquires immortality.

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Socialization

A process that adapts employees to the organization's culture.

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Prearrival Stage

The period of learning in the socialization process that occurs before a new employee joins the organization.

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Encounter Stage

The stage in the socialization process in which a new employee sees what the organization is really like and confronts the possibility that expectations and reality may diverge.

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Metamorphosis Stage

The stage in the socialization process in which a new employee changes and adjusts to the job, work group, and organization.

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Rituals

Repetitive sequences of activities that express and reinforce the key values of the organization, which goals are most important, which people are important, and which are expendable.

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Material Symbols

What conveys to employees who is important, the degree of egalitarianism top management desires, and the kinds of behavior that are appropriate.

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Positive Organizational Culture

A culture that emphasizes building on employee strengths, rewards more than punishes, and emphasizes individual vitality and growth.

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Workplace Spirituality

The recognition that people have an inner life that nourishes and is nourished by meaningful work that takes place in the context of community.

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What is organizational culture, and what are its common characteristics?

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What are the functional and dysfunctional effects of organizational culture?

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What factors create and sustain an organization's culture?

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How is culture transmitted to employees?

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How can an ethical culture be created?

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What is a positive organizational culture?

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What are the characteristics of a spiritual culture?

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How does national culture affect what happens when an organizational culture is transported to another country?

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