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Lecture 11

MGHB02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Buck Passing, Organizational Culture, Policy


Department
Management
Course Code
MGHB02H3
Professor
Brian Connelly
Lecture
11

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March 28, 2017 – Lecture 11: Organizational Culture and Change
The political person
oHigh self-monitors
People being able to change behaviour and personality between
situations
oMachiavellianism:
Machiavelli: prince of Italy, rote book n how to gain and retain
power
Associated with remorselessness
Political behaviour
oPolitical person and political context
oPolitical tactics
Blaming other
Controlling information
Cultivating networks
Working with other to exclude others
Creating obligations
Managing impressions
Most employees have low to modest willingness to play politics and have the
following reactions to politics
Defensive behaviours
oHelpful in the short run, dangerous in the long run
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oAvoiding action
Overconforming, buck passing, playing dumb, stalling
oAvoiding blame
Playing safe, justifying, scapegoating
oAvoiding change
Prevention, self-protection
Three levels of organizational culture
oArtifacts
Things that you can actually see
Ex. Mission statements,
oValues
oBasic assumptions
Culture’s functions
oDefines boundaries between organizations
oConveys a sense of identity
oFacilitates commitment to something above self-interest
oEnhances the stability of the social system
oIs a sense-making and control mechanism for fitting employees in the
organization
Strong culture
oIntense and pervasive beliefs, values, and assumptions
oAssets
Coordination
Conflict resolution
Financial success
oLiabilities
Resistance to change
Culture clash
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