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Quiz 8 :
Organizational Culture,Structure,and Design: Building Blocks of the Organization

Quiz 8 :
Organizational Culture,Structure,and Design: Building Blocks of the Organization

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Oakland,California,productivity expert Odette Pollar proposed that "To do more in a day,you must do more and do everything faster."
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Explanation: Oakland,California,productivity expert Odette Pollar proposed that "To do more in a day,you must do less-not do everything faster."

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Productivity expert Odette Pollar recommends that managers delegate emergencies and any matters that are confidential or involve counseling of subordinates to qualified assistant managers.
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Explanation: Odette Pollar recommends that managers should not delegate an emergency,which is a crisis for which there is little time for solution,and any tasks that are confidential or that involve the evaluation,discipline,or counseling of subordinates.

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The organizational culture is also called corporate culture.
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A system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members is known as the corporate system.
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Just as human beings have a personality,organizations also have a "personality"-the product(s)they sell and the type(s)of market(s)they participate in.
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The elements that drive an organization's culture also vary,representing the values of the founder,the industry and business environment,the national culture,the organization's vision and strategies,and the behavior of leaders.
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The formal and informal marketing systems of goods,services,and ideas,along with the customer relationships,that an organization sells are known as its organizational structure.
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A clan culture is a type of dysfunctional organization that has little collaboration and cohesion among employees,thus worker job satisfaction and commitment are low.
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Another type of culture that stems from a dysfunctional organization,with an internal focus and little flexibility,innovation,and creativity,is an adhocracy culture.
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A market culture has a strong internal focus,and it concentrates on developing the business and marketing plans and helping employees market their product(s).
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Dave,a graphic designer with Development Advertising,enjoys the flexibility of his management and its culture,which encourages risk taking,innovation,and creativity.Because it is a small company,Dave gets quick answers from his boss,which allows him and Development Advertising to quickly respond to changes in the marketplace.Development Advertising is an example of an adhocracy culture.
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In order to be more profitable by increasing sales,Thrifty Bank has an external focus,concentrating on strategic planning,risk taking,and flexibility over stability.This is an example of a hierarchy culture.
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Upper-,middle-,and lower-level management and nonmanagement workers are the layers of organizational culture.
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Joe,the owner of Ace Product Sales,emphasizes a professional culture.He is strict when it comes to the way his employees dress in the office and while visiting customers,saying "Our image and success is based on how people view us,so the way we dress is a priority." In addition,Joe strongly believes in awarding his employees during monthly ceremonies.Joe said,"We reward our employees so they feel good about what they are doing,which is the mark of a professional organization." This is a good example of how organizational culture is expressed in observable artifacts.
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Global Oil has posters hanging in the break rooms,offices,and lobbies of its offices and drilling rigs globally that talk about trust,caring,and teamwork as the driving company values.At the same time,upper management advises all company managers to exhibit these values with employees and while dealing with all stakeholders.The values of trust,caring,and teamwork that Global Oil exhibits are examples of enacted values.
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The community values of an organization's culture that typically do not change are represented by an organization's basic assumptions.
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North Community College strives to portray its image to citizens of the community through advertising and the actions of its faculty and staff that "community is our middle name." This act of trying to depict this image is a symbol.
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Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates recently spoke about their Global Development Division that works to help the world's poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.This is an example of a story,which is a narrative based on true events emphasizing a particular value.
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While a college student at the University of Texas,Michael Dell,the CEO and founder of Dell Computer,started a computer business in his dorm room.Michael Dell is a hero,as a person whose accomplishments embody the values of the organization "to empower countries,communities,customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams."
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The activities and ceremonies,planned and unplanned,that celebrate important occasions and accomplishments in the organization's life are known as rites and rituals.
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