To: New Consulting Team Member
Re: Organizational Culture and Design
We have a manufacturing client with a very similar situation to W.L. Gore and Associates, as discussed in the text, page 276. We have a meeting with our manufacturing client later this week, and I would like you to have a good understanding of what has made W.L.Gore so successful in preparation for our meeting with our manufacturing client. To prepare for this meeting, please review : Management in Action on page 276 of the textbook, W.L. Gore’s Culture Promotes Employee Satisfaction, Innovation and Retention.
Assignment Directions (complete each step)
Answer the following questions using only the textbook material, use critical thinking skills and write in APA format.
Word count : minimum 600 words (the word count is only the content of your paper, headers, title page, abstracts and references are not part of the minimum word count)
Write as a full academic paper in APA format including APA header with page #’s, Title page, Times New Roman Font 12, double spaced, inline citations and reference page.
1. Decide which one of the 12 ways to embed organizational culture has Gore used to create its current culture and write 1-2 paragraphs discussing this with a heading identifying which one of the 12 ways you chose. Provide examples to support your conclusions.
2. Decide which one of the 3 types of organizational design discussed in the chapter is most similar to Gore’s lattice structured write 1-2 paragraphs discussing this with a heading identifying which one of the 3 types you chose. Provide examples to support your conclusions.
3. Discuss in 1-2 paragraphs whether Gore’s structure more organic or mechanistic. Use a heading to identify this last section of your paper.
Please remember that this assignment is for your researched thought. If you describe an opinion it should be grounded in citation and reference based research. The purpose of the assignment is for you to critically examine issues, using research as your foundation for your ideas. Ideas built from research create credibility with the reader. It