Unit 6: Organizational Culture, Diversity, and Managing Change
Change is a surprisingly difficult process for firms. When two large companies merge, it can take a couple of years to reorganize and many more years before the two respective cultures truly merge. This transition process can be especially challenging if the cultures are very different. For example, suppose a bank from the south purchases a bank based in the northeast. In that case, the two different banking styles could wreak havoc within the organization, as the southern company may rely on customer service and slow growth. In contrast, the northern bank may prefer an aggressive strategy. Such mergers happen regularly, and OB specialists are involved in the process from the start.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.
6.1: Business Culture
6.2: Corporate Structure
6.3: Changing the Organization
6.4: The Changing Landscape of Organizations
Unit 6 Assessment
- Receive a grade