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OD - Organizational Development module
Reflection Cafe - Understanding Cultures in Organizations
|Target population:||M's and Excluded positions|
|Have you ever wondered why there is so much talk about organizational cultures and why there are so many books about the topic?
An awareness of culture can make a big difference to how you perceive management problems and to how you act on these problems. Understanding cultures can enhance inter-group relationships, and better equip you to step into important strategic roles. This is vital in a decentralized organization such as McGill, with its various subcultures. Whether you are working in a very stable culture, or one which is constantly in transition, there are way in which you can be more effective as a manager if you understand how your culture works.
The following questions summarize the what will be explored in this topic:
• What is culture?
• Where do cultures come from?
• How can culture affect your job and your organization?
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