Organizational Culture and Structure

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Organizational Culture and Structure The structure of an organization determines the allocation of roles, regulations, and responsibilities, and therefore builds a basis for the culture in an organization. There is a constant relationship between organizational structure and organizational culture that provides a theme within an organization. Both can be difficult to clearly define and distinguish when analyzing an organization. Organization culture is a perspective into the company’s personality; it provides descriptive values, principals, traditions, and a way of doing things that effect how members view the organization (Robbins, DeCenzo, & Coulter, 2013). The organizational structure builds the foundation and provides regulations for how the day-to-day operations are to be handled (John, n.d.). This research will show how organizational structure and culture work dependently to ensure the success or lead to the failure of an organization. Analyzing the meaning of organizational culture and organizational structure will allow insight into how the mechanistic model of organizational structure affects the elements of The United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot Organizational Culture Organizational culture exists in every organization, and thereby places important influence on the motivational factors of organizational members. Organizational culture is communicated through perception using artifacts, values, and assumptions based on “how things are done” that are both tangible and intangible (Robbins et al., 2013). Stories of accomplishments told by an organization’s founder or Chief Executive Officer are also effective tools to communicate an... ... middle of paper ... ...board ecourse]. In MGT300 – principals of management. Greenwood Village, CO: Author. John, C. (n.d.). The difference between organizational culture and organizational structure. The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-organizational-culture-organizational- structure-25206.html Kilhenny, C. (2003). An organizational analysis of marine corps recruit depot, san diego. Retrieved from http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a415085.pdf O’Neill, J. W., Beauvais, L. L., & Scholl, R. W. (2001). The use of organizational culture and structure to guide strategic behavior: An information processing perspective. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 2(2), 131-151. Retrieved from http://www.uri.edu/research/lrc/scholl/research/papers/O'Neill_Beauvais_Scholl-2001.pdf
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