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HRT6560

Organizational Culture

The course examines the development and characteristics of outstanding organizational cultures. Emphasis is placed on the investigation of behaviors and their relationship to top-performing organizational cultures. The interaction of the individual, groups, organization, and environment are explored. Special attention is given to identifying core values, organizational structure, attracting talent, diversity, and inclusion, and employee engagement and motivation. 

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Analyzing the impact that the leaders, founders, history, and tradition have on an organization’s culture.
  • Examining contemporary research findings with regard to organizational behavior.
  • Explaining the impact of corporate culture upon organizational communication.
  • Recognizing how interpersonal skills influence organizational communication and the need to ensure proper development of those skills.
  • Analyzing objectively the impact of organizational politics on corporate culture.
  • Analyzing strategy, structure, power networks, financial position, and systems of a specific organization and their impact on corporate culture.
  • Assessing the role organizational culture plays in the decision-making process both during crises and during daily organizational life.
  • Explaining the nature of the relationship between the individual ethics of organizational leaders and the ensuing ethics of the organization itself.
  • Describing current trends in the workplace that are a result of the conflicts between the new social values of employees and the more traditional values of the organization.
  • Assessing the impact multi-generational representation in the workforce is having on organizational culture values, norms, behaviors, and attitudes.
  • Illustrating the complexity and challenge of managing cross-cultural human relationships.
  • Analyzing contemporary approaches to designing organizations and systems that positively affect an organization’s culture.
  • Conducting an in-depth analysis of the culture within an organization.
  • Identifying strategies that help companies align culture with corporate vision.
  • Recognizing the connection between culture and workplace behaviors.
  • Matching business situations to their relationship with organizational culture.
  • Matching cultural traits with their manifested workplace behaviors.
  • Identifying the applicable steps to change corporate culture.
  • Understanding the implications of subcultures.
  • Explaining the role of leadership in using culture as a tool to sustain a high performance organization.
  • Performing a cultural health assessment of an organization.

Syllabi

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