Human Resources- Culture

By: Noah Bjork

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Culture is made up of the values, beliefs, underlying assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors shared by a group of people.

Team Culture

  • Team members understand where work of their team fits in the total context of their organization's strategic plan and success goals, as well as the organization's mission, principles, vision, and values.
  • Team members understand why using teams will help their organization attain its business goals.
  • Successful organizations embrace a teamwork culture.
  • Employee team members need to be convinced that teams are the only way their organization will excel.
  • Team members spend time defining their team culture by agreeing upon team "norms" and expectations.
  • 20% of the problems they will experience as a team will fall into the context of the task or mission the team is assigned to accomplish.
  • 80% of the problems will relate to their team culture ans the processes team members establish and commit to for interacting.
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Orgazational Culture

  • Organizational culture: what characterizes a work environment or what surrounds you at work all of the time.
  • Work culture is the powerful element that shapes your work enjoyment, your work relationships, and your work processes.
  • Work culture is intangible and can only be seen through its physical manifestations in your work place.
  • Is the prospective employee a good cultural fit?

Culture is represented in a group's:

  • language
  • decision making
  • symbols
  • stories and legends
  • daily work practices
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Fast Paced Work Culture

Our changing work culture (short video)

Central Conceps About Culture

  • Culture = Behavior
  • Culture is Learned
  • Culture through Interaction
  • Sub-Cultures and Rewards
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Understanding your Current Culture

To change your culture, to enhance your culture, to benefit from your culture, you need to first see and understand your culture. Sometimes it is difficult to see many of the manifestations of culture because they can become familiar.
  • Try to be an impartial observer of your culture in action.
  • Watch for emotions.
  • Look at the objects and artifacts.

Culture Walk

Culture Interviews

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