Essay on Organizational Culture Aspects

3409 Words Jul 19th, 2008 14 Pages
Organizational Culture Aspects
The impact of culture is very important when it comes to attempting and achieving personal goals and business goals. Organizational cultures are the characteristics that are based on morals, values, traditions and personnel behavior. Values are very important because people act out upon his or her values, and values channel behavior. Saying and doing the right thing are two different things and if managers are trying to set the culture they have to set the example. Physical manifestations such as ethical codes or written rules are some ways the organization reflects its values. General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Haliburton Company, Corporate Express, ACH Foods and Whole Foods are corporations that strive to
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This mission supports the culture as all employee’s are looking for the fastest, safest, and most effective ways to do their jobs and keep customers happy. Communication is very effective through the use of presidential conference calls and meetings quarterly, manager meetings monthly and cross country meetings annually. CEC has invested in innovated communication tools, such as Salesforce.com (cexp.ca), so that all levels of management, marketing, sales and customer service can communicate customer issues, information and call history. As mentioned above the inside teams uses salesforce.com to communicate as well as a system called Alpha. The atmosphere is professional. Sales reps and managers when on the road are still required to wear a suit and tie, in side the office is more casual attire as well as the language which can be used. Like Canada, CEC is made up of a very diverse set of employees. Upper management is still considered to be male heavy within the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia. CEC has invested a large amount of money in technology. The warehouses use a pick to light system or a pick to voice system. Both of these systems make order accuracy very high as well as making the warehouses efficient with their number of employees. This alpha system allows all employees to see inventory, pricing and cost. These 3 types of technology have helped

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