Organizational Culture

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Do you want to deliver your own organizational culture training courses but don’t want to spend long hours developing materials from scratch?

Then, it’s worth considering downloading pre-written and customizable training materials.

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In it’s most simple form, organizational cultire “is how we do things around here”.

And, it’s visible in the shared values, policies, attitudes, images, structures, and beliefs of a company.

Importantly, culture can determine how people will behave, how motivated they are and it even can be seen within their performance.

You can use these course materials to offer your participants a solid introduction on the various types of cultures that can be found within organizations.

Plus you can explore organizational structures, various images of organizations and how to compare organizational cultures.

Course outline

The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided.

What is organizational culture – Start this section by discussing the differences between organizational culture and organizational climate. Then, explore the primary characteristics of organizational culture.

Images – Next, examine how images are often used to describe the culture that exists within organizations. Then, explore the cultural web and structural perspectives on organizational culture. And, discuss the different attributes of organizational culture.

Comparing cultures – End the course by discussing the Ouchi framework.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course your participants will be able to:

– Understand the relationship between culture and the organization

– Understand the key characteristics of organizational culture

– Identify different images of organizations

– Understand the cultural web

– Appreciate structural perspectives

– Understand the excellent organization

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials to deliver your own organizational culture training courses:

  • 40 page participant manual
  • 60 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

Bonus free training materials available

You will also get the following free training guides:

  • Training icebreakers
  • How to select training materials
  • Training games
  • How to increase participation
  • Learn to improve your questioning skills
  • How to improve your listening skills
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people
  • How to evaluate training courses

Frequently asked questions from organizational culture training courses

What is organisational culture?

Organizational culture is the set of values that helps the organization’s employees understand which actions are considered acceptable and which actions are considered unacceptable.

What is the difference between organizational culture and organizational climate?

Culture and climate are not the same thing. Climate refers to current situations in an organization and the linkages among work groups, employees, and work performance. Culture, on the other hand, relates to the historical context within which a situation occurs and the impact of this context on the behavior of employees.

What are the ten key characteristics of organizational culture?

Here are ten key characteristics of organizational culture:

  1. Member Identity
  2. Group Emphasis
  3. People Focus
  4. Unit Integration
  5. Control
  6. Risk Tolerance
  7. Reward Criteria
  8. Conflict Tolerance
  9. Means-End Orientation
  10. Open System Focus

What are the main elements of the the Cultural Web?

Developing an effective organizational culture today requires an understanding of the cultural web. The main elements include:

  1. Organizational structure
  2. Symbols
  3. Power structures
  4. Rituals and routines
  5. Control systems
  6. Stories

What are the eight characteristics of an excellent organization?

Understanding the excellent organization is important because it will help people to understand the organization. And, to identify with the concept of excellence. Here are the eight characteristics of an excellent organization as identified by Peters and Waterman in their landmark book entitled In Search of Excellence. Characteristics include:

  • Bias for action
  • Stay close to the customer
  • Autonomy and entrepreneurship
  • Productivity through people
  • Hands-on management
  • Stick to the knitting
  • Simple form and lean staff
  • Both loosely and tightly organised

Can I edit the content and add my own company logo?

Yes. You can now add your own logo's and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.

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