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OD - Organizational Development module

Reflection Cafe - Understanding Cultures in Organizations

Duration: 0.25 days
Target population: M's and Excluded positions
Cost: $0
Course objectives:
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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