This course looks at corporate culture at the interface of theory and practice as well as at the interface of organization design and organizational identity. We will discover various ways of understanding corporate culture and apply these perspectives to case studies of prominent companies. The course reveals much an organization’s design and set up of everyday procedures influences its culture and vice versa. Additionally, this course raises indispensable questions to ask before planning a culture initiative. The ultimate goal of this course is to show ways of utilizing an organization’s unique identity to shape a dynamic and authentic organizational culture. The course offers a wide range of self- and group reflection tools and introduces a 5-step collaborative culture process. The final assignment project allows you to design your first culture and identity activities in your company and discuss it with a coach.
This course is designed for:
Time Investment: 6-8 hrs
The course offers 3.5 hrs worth of video lectures. Additionally, you will find 4 quizzes and a range of reflection tools, exercises, and a brief culture scan (minimum 1 hr). The course ends with a final assignment that will guide you to plan the first culture and identity activities for your company. A 30-minute discussion of your final assignment project rounds up the program.
- Detailed Course Overview
- Requirements for Taking this Course for Recertification Credits
- Detailed Course Video Overview FREE PREVIEW
- Downloadable Course Materials - Exercises
- Introduction - Relevance of Understanding Organizational Culture FREE PREVIEW
- General Definition of Organizational Culture - 1st Culture Scan
- Exercise: First Organizational Culture Scan
- Culture and Success - Edgar Schein's Definition of Organizational Culture FREE PREVIEW
- Gareth Morgan's Definition - Storytelling Aspects, Systems and Institutionalism
- Differentiation between Culture, Identity/Image and Atmosphere
- Summary Part I
- Erika Touching Base - Transition from Part I to Part II.
- Overview - Part II
- Part II - Introduction
- 4 Archetypes of Culture - Part 1 - The Clan Culture
- 4 Archetypes - Part 2 - The Adhocracy and the Market Culture
- 4 Archetypes - Part 3 - The Hierarchy Culture
- Introduction to Exercise for 1st Case Study - Toyota
- 2. Exercise - Reflection Questions for Toyota Case Study
- Example - Corporate Culture of Toyota - Part I
- The Corporate Culture of Toyota - Part II
- The Corporate Culture of Toyota - Part II
- The Corporate Culture of Toyota - Part III
- Example - Corporate Culture of Toyota - Learning Outcome
- Case Study Toyota - Culture and Identity
- Quick Check-in after Toyota Case Study
- 3rd Exercise: Transparency and Consistency Regarding Your Values, Processes, and Behavior
- 4th Exercise - Questions for BMW Case Study
- The Corporate Culture of BMW - Part I
- The Corporate Culture of BMW - Part II
- The Corporate Culture of BMW - Part III
- Learning Outcome- Comparison Culture Construction BMW - Toyota
- Other Frameworks and Assessment Tools
- Quiz: BMW -Case Study
- Summary Part II
- Erika's check-in: End of Part II - Transitioning to Part III
- Part III: Overview
- Part III: Introduction
- 1. Indispensable Question - Can We Really Change an Organization's Culture?
- 2. Indispensable Question: What are signs that a culture initiative may be necessary - Part I
- 2. Indispensable Question - Part II: Signs That a Culture Initiative Might be Necessary
- Assessment for Organizations: Does Your Company Need a Culture Initiative?
- Assessment for Individuals Is the Culture of Your Current Workplace a Good Fit for You?
- 3. Indispensable Question: Are You the Right Person?
- 4. Indispensable Question: Is now a good time for your culture initiative?
- Exercise 14: Reflection - Is Now A Good Time?
- 5. Indispensable Question - How Can You Clarify Your Goals and Motivations?
- Exercises 5-8; Identify Your Company's Unique Values and Success Factors
- Exercises 9-11 - Identify Your Unique Identity Building Factors and Your Storytelling to Foster them
- Exercises 12-13 Identity Your Personal Values and Leadership Values
- 6. Indispensable Question - Which Method is Best for You?
- Exercises 15=17 - Questions per Company Life Cycle - Vision - Dream
- Process We Use at LC GLOBAL Consulting Inc.
- 2 Sample Projects
- Summary Part III
- Erika's final check-in to say fare well until the next course.
- Literature and Reference List
- Design Identity and Culture Initiatives Following this Activity Guide
- Once You have Received Your Assignment Back, Please Schedule Your 30-minute Consult to Discuss Project/Assignment
Thank you for this course. Really informative and with in-depth analysis of culture in organizations. Plenty of real-life situations. Very practical. Martin
Thank you for this course. Really informative and with in-depth analysis of culture in organizations. Plenty of real-life situations. Very practical. MartinRead Less
Yes! This course provides me the excellent foundation I need to build my knowledge base on organizational culture and relate it back to what I already know a...Read More
Yes! This course provides me the excellent foundation I need to build my knowledge base on organizational culture and relate it back to what I already know about culture in general--plus what general culture and organizational culture have in common, as well as how they differ.Read Less
I'm having an amazing learning experience on understanding various types of organizational cultures, various assessment tools, our perspectives, methods to a...Read More
I'm having an amazing learning experience on understanding various types of organizational cultures, various assessment tools, our perspectives, methods to assess, outcomes and bringing improvements. It's indeed an apt course on the topic.Read Less
I just finished the entire course. I liked the way many concepts were explained and applied. The exercises and case studies were very helpful.
I just finished the entire course. I liked the way many concepts were explained and applied. The exercises and case studies were very helpful.Read Less