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Case Study 14.1: Zappos’ Organizational Culture Neck et al. Chapter 14

Introduction

What is important to you? How do your values reflect (or fail to reflect) your organization? Companies with a positive organizational culture focus on building on employee strengths, increasing morale, and providing rewards for good work. Employees in a communal culture tend to think alike, are happy to share knowledge, and have a clear focus on the direction of the task. Organizations with a fragmented culture have employees who tend to keep to themselves, avoid socializing and work as individuals rather than part of a team. As the name suggests, mercenary cultures exist in organizations where making money is the top priority. Employees measured by their levels of performance and productivity and expected to have a high commitment toward achieving organizational goals. In networked cultures, a high degree of trust between employees and a willingness to communicate and share information exits. In an ethical culture, managers need to be role models themselves, communicate ethical standards, and train employees to behave ethically. Organizations with a spiritual culture focus on the opportunities for employees to grow in the workplace by conducting meaningful tasks that contribute to the good of society as a whole.

  • The submission will not exceed three (3) pages in length, excluding the title and references pages.

 

Directions

Following a careful review of the assigned course materials for this unit, read Case Study 14.1: Zappos’ Organizational Culture. The case is in Chapter 14 of the Neck et al. textbook. Then, draft a formal academic composition in which you respond to the questions posed at the end of the reading.

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THE QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT INCLUDING AN ABSTRACT