With technology revolutionizing the way that work is done, we see significant changes in both the organization of work as well as in organizational cultures. Read “How corporate culture will change in the face of openness” and “Remodeling corporate culture for the digital era” (attached in the Module 8 Topic Materials). Based on the articles, discuss the major opportunities and challenges that these shifts present.
Week 8 DQ2
Discuss the ethical implications of a leader’s role in the socialization of new hires into the preexisting culture of an organization. What responsibility does a company have to inform newly hired persons that it wants to shape their values, perceptions, and behavior to conform to the organization’s culture? What impact does socialization have on both individual and organizational effectiveness?
Week 8 DQ3
Contrast the corporate values espoused by two Fortune 500 companies. Select two firms that seem to manifest very different cultures. Your response should focus on the tradeoffs you would experience working in the two firms in terms of the values you bring to the workplace. How might your values fit in or clash with the culture of these two organizations?