Reflection On The Culture Of An Organization

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Learning about the organizational development and culture of an organization has been very interesting. Before coming to college, I decided that I wanted to become and I/O Psychologist, but never knew where I would start. I never knew that Organizational Development was offered as a course here at the University. Once I found out, I had to enroll. Enrolling in this course has taught me a lot and made all the difference. Learning about the organizational structure and culture of an organization has been enlightening. Before this class I never thought about learning the culture of a business. I only thought of culture existing between people from different places and ethnicities. The culture of a business is abstract, it’s what makes the company …show more content…
Before reading I never paid attention to the many different cultures that exist within companies. I have always thought of cultures only existing between groups of people who live within a common area. However, culture exists in many different places and not just between people. Each company that I 've been employed at has displayed a different culture and the differences are evident. They each had a different system of operation and rules. Some have strict rules where others are more lenient with their worker. The job where my mother works does not hire family members. Culture to me is the character of the workplace. The culture of the workplace is what makes each company different and unique. The culture of a business plays a major role in determining if a business will succeed for fail. Something as simple as the attitudes amongst employees can determine the culture of a company. The employees of a company can also influence the culture of an …show more content…
With the doing aspect, workers are motivated by working and getting something achieved. I believe that with this aspect a lot can get done and workers can feel good about themselves. Workers can feel and notice that they are getting something done. An example of this would be inside a sales store. Most sales associates and sale stores have a quota that they must meet monthly and even weekly. I work at Oreilly’s Auto Parts on weekends and each team member must sell a certain number of products each month. At the end of the month a check is rewarded based on how much you sold. This encourages employees to up sale and at the end of the month they can see if they achieved their goal. Each employee has a set goal just for them. We can also lose a sense of self from embracing the culture of our

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