Essay 6 pages

Changing a Company’s Culture

Choose a company that values organization culture. Describe what the company did to make its culture better overall, not just a better place to work, but financially as well. (A basic Google search of leading companies should give you ample options to choose from.)

What is the secret to their success? Address these points in your paper:

  • Describe      (briefly) the culture before the company changed its culture.
  • List      the steps the company took to change its culture.
  • Describe      (briefly) the impact on employees and other statistics such as increased      retention rates.
  • Show      in table format the impact on gross income and profit over a three-year      period.
  • Analyze      the effectiveness of the steps to change culture.
  • Evaluate      whether the steps were efficient and effective or whether other steps      could have been taken.
  • Recommend      how these changes could be used in a company whose culture is causing high      employee turnover and poor image and detracting from its competitive advantage.

Your well-written paper must adhere to the following parameters:

  • Be 6      pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
  • Be      supported by 6 scholarly references. Remember, you must support your      thinking/opinions and prior knowledge with references; all facts must be      supported; in-text references used throughout the assignment must be      included in an APA-formatted reference list.
  • APA      format. 

References used in class that might be helpful:

Aguirre, D., Alpern, M., Hull, K., & Von Post, R. (2014). Use culture to pave the way for change. Chief Learning Officer, 13(4), 44-46.

Campbell, J., & Göritz, A. (2014). Culture corrupts! A qualitative study of organizational culture in corrupt organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 120(3), 291-311. doi: 10.1007/s10551-013-1665-7

Aggarwal, S. S. (2011). Corporate governance, social responsibility and business ethics. Journal of Business and Retail Management Research, 05(2)

Warrick, D. D. (2017). What leaders need to know about organization culture. Business Horizons, In Press, Corrected Proof when cited. doi: 10.1016/j.bushor.2017.01.011

Aguirre, D., Alpern, M., Hull, K., & Von Post, R. (2014). Use culture to pave the way for change. Chief Learning Officer, 13(4), 44-46.

Campbell, J., & Göritz, A. (2014). Culture corrupts! A qualitative study of organizational culture in corrupt organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 120(3), 291-311. doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1665-7

Krivkovich, A., & Levy, C. (2013). Managing the people side of risk. Mckinsey Quarterly, (4), 123-128.

Zappos.com. (2014). Zappos family core values. Retrieved from http://about.zappos.com/our-unique-culture/zappos-core-values

 

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