Enablers of transfer Enabler? One that enables another to achieve an end.
CULTURE DEFINITION Culture is a set of values, beliefs, common understanding, thinking and norms for behavior that are shared by all members of a society.
DEFINING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE Basically, organizational culture is the personality of the organization. Culture is comprised of the assumptions, values, norms and tangible signs (artifacts) of organization members and their behaviors.
Deciphering Organizational Culture through Artifacts
ARTIFACTS 1) Physical structure such as furniture, size, shape, location 2) Rituals such as how visitors are greeted or how people communicate with each other 3) Ceremonies Include publicly rewarding (or punishing) employees, or celebrating the launch of a new product or newly won contract. 4) Stories and Legends 5) languages
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE The assumptions, values, and beliefs that represent organizational behavior operate beneath the surface of organizational behavior. They are not directly observed, yet their effects are everywhere.
Organizational culture BELIEFS : Beliefs represent the individual’s perceptions of reality. VALUES : Values are more stable, long- lasting beliefs about what is important. ASSUMPTIONS : represent the deepest part of organizational culture because they are Unconscious.
Advisors Advisors Continuity :Keep your advisor (s) involved! Leadership :Advisors are tremendous resources for you! Approvals : As part of the University’s expectations of your organization, your Advisor (s) will be essential to your group’s University compliance processes Training : Just as you must equip your student leaders, you must also equip your advisor (s)!
Financial system Financial system Internal Approval Processes : The best organizations have internal processes through Checks & Balances : Be sure you have methods in place to provide accountabilityespecially to those in positions of leadership Reporting :All organizations should have processes in place through which the Treasurer makes a financial report to Executive Leadership and/or membership each semester/year