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The Real Culture Debate

The Real Culture Debate By Janet Szumal, PhD
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This article presents the debate on organizational culture, particularly focusing on whether Aggressive/Defensive behaviors are acceptable in organizations. It contrasts these with Constructive cultures, which prioritize intrinsic satisfaction and self-fulfillment.

The article cites Amazon’s culture as an example, highlighting the broader issue of leadership impact on behavior and culture within organizations. It suggests that while leaders globally value Constructive cultures, in practice, they often promote more Defensive behaviors, leading to short-term success but potentially volatile performance1. The author advocates for measuring and monitoring culture to promote long-term prosperity and a positive workplace environment.

Below are some topics realtes to the article, please share your idea toward these questions:

  • Should leaders and managers be held accountable for the behavioral norms and subcultures they foster within their organizations?
  • How often do we consider the profound effects that Aggressive/Defensive cultures have on an organization’s members, customers, and society at large?

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