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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Paper
Hunt, Osborn & Schermerhorn Jr. stated, "An organization is defined as a collection of people working together in a division of labor to achieve a common purpose" (2008, p. 8). An organization is merely as good as the employees that work for it. The environment of an organization could limit its employees. In this paper the subject to discuss is organizational culture, organizational behavior, diversity, communication, and an analysis of Comcast’s culture.
Judge and Robbins stated (2009) “shared beliefs and values that influence the behavior of organizational members create what is called the organizational culture” . Organizational cultures differ from organization to organization. Observable aspect for an organizational culture can be shared values, rites, or rituals. There are three different types of organizational cultures, and they are passive/defensive culture, constructive culture, and aggressive/defensive culture (Readership Institute, 2011).
People involved in a passive/defensive culture lean toward acting defensively in their working relationships. The members may seek to guard their own safety. In a passive/defensive culture, the members do what it takes to please others and avoid interpersonal differences. Rules, procedures, and orders are followed without question. In a passive/defensive culture supervision is intense. The government and government affiliated organizations are examples of a passive/defensive culture.
Constructive culture members are encouraged to work jointly in ways that meet higher order human being requirements. Research shows that people who work in a constructive culture tend to have greater inspiration, contentment, collaboration, and performance. An organization with a constructive culture may have more satisfied customers and employees (Hunt, Osborn & Schermerhorn Jr., 2008, p.11).
People who work in an aggressive/defensive culture be likely...