Organizational cultures and styles

Creating organizational cultures based on values and performance | Ann Rhoades | TEDxABQ

After 25 years in leadership roles with organizations such as Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, DoubleTree Hotels, and Juniper Networks, Ann Rhoades is a ...
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According to PMBOK, most organizations have developed unique and describable cultures. These cultures are reflected in their shared values, norms, beliefs, and expectations; in their policies and procedures; in their view of authority relationships; and in numerous other factors. Organizational cultures often have a direct influence on the project.

For example:

■ A team proposing an unusual or high-risk approach is more likely to secure approval in an aggressive or entrepreneurial organization.

■ A project manager with a highly participative style is apt to encounter problems in a rigidly hierarchical organization, while a project manager with an authoritarian style will be equally challenged in a participative organization.