Organizational Culture In An Organization

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Introduction While the degree of organizational culture varies throughout every agency, according to Kubilay Ocal, there is a clear link between organizational culture and an organizations performance. (2011). Neubert and Dyck define organizational culture as “the set of shared assumptions, values, and experiences that influence the ways in which individuals, teams, and groups interact with one another and work toward company goals” (2014). Consequently, these shared assumptions and values are highly influential on an organizations performance. Furthermore, leaders in organizations have a substantial impact on how an organizations culture cultivates. When Robert Behn asks the three questions regarding micromanagement, motivation, and measurement, he had in mind how powerful the influence leaders have on an organization (1995). For example, how can public managements manage goals for an organization that help increase the organizations achievements? This question without a doubt targets the impact of leaders in defining goals and interpreting measurements for success. The organization that will be examined is the Rochester Housing Authority. In the organization, I am a housing specialist tasked with maintain a caseload and conducting examinations to determine annual income while also assisting tenants in their leasing up process. The participants are largely women as the organization has few men. Median age is roughly around 35-40, me being the youngest on staff in the department at 27. The culture, race wise and ethnicity wise, is very diverse as there is a roughly similar number of Hispanic, Black, and White employees. The participants vary between clerk titles to housing manager titles. The purpose of this paper is to explore... ... middle of paper ... ...tribute to assisting the organizations vision of creating opportunities for low-income families in the community to have affordable housing. Prioritizing a Form of Organizational Culture Organizational structure would definitely be the highlighted form of organizational culture. The organization strictly practices completing tasks by the deadline and following guidelines and policies. Structure is so important, that when a situation falls outside of the guidelines, new policies have to be made to involve the situation so that there is some form of structure associated. As mentioned before, all events are pre-planned and distributed to employees calendars so that everyone shows up on time to meetings and events. The organization recently went through a department re-organization so that housing specialist have more specific tasks to do rather than being well-rounded.
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