Ow can the behavioural, physical and symbolic manifestations of the cultural web inform the strategic development of organizations?

Essay style assignment

Organisational culture is the taken-for-granted assumptions and behaviours that make sense of peopleas organisational context. The cultural web shows the behavioural, physical and symbolic manifestations of a culture that inform and are informed by the taken-for-granted assumptions of the organization. These manifestations both inform and constrain the strategic development of organizations.

For example, Google has a globally recognised culture and philosophy and its facilities are instantly recognizable for their bright colours and casual layout as are its work practices and policies. Similarly, the film The Wolf of Wall Street portrays an extreme version of organizational culture that ultimately led to exposure for crime and corruption by the US authorities.

How can the behavioural, physical and symbolic manifestations of the cultural web inform the strategic development of organizations?
Critically explore this question bringing in examples from both practice and theory.

The analysis must be theoretically grounded and include at least 6 academic references from key academic journals in the field. While there are a great number of suitable academic journals detailing relevant research in the field, some include:

-The Academy of Management Journal
-Academy of Management Review
-Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice
-Journal of Business Venturing
-Strategic Management Journal
-Journal of Marketing
-Harvard Business Review
-Administrative Science Quarterly
-Journal of International Business Studies
-MIS quarterly
-Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

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Further information given by the professor:
It is not necessary to stick to the cultural web this is just a framework to show all the influences on culture in the organization. You could choose to focus on one, two, or three aspects of this depending on the story that you are going to tell.”

What the professor really expects is a theoretically grounded argument on the positive and negative impacts of culture on strategy. You have to bring in examples and tell a story but it is equally important that your argument is theoretically grounded in the academic literature. Obviously depending on your story some cultural influences will be stronger than others. As an organizational context please use a multinational corporation, preferably Apple or Microsoft.

Ow can the behavioural, physical and symbolic manifestations of the cultural web inform the strategic development of organizations?

Essay style assignment:

Organisational culture is the taken-for-granted assumptions and behaviours that make sense of peopleas organisational context. The cultural web shows the behavioural, physical and symbolic manifestations of a culture that inform and are informed by the taken-for-granted assumptions of the organization. These manifestations both inform and constrain the strategic development of organizations.

For example, Google has a globally recognised culture and philosophy and its facilities are instantly recognizable for their bright colours and casual layout as are its work practices and policies. Similarly, the film The Wolf of Wall Street portrays an extreme version of organizational culture that ultimately led to exposure for crime and corruption by the US authorities.

How can the behavioural, physical and symbolic manifestations of the cultural web inform the strategic development of organizations?

Critically explore this question bringing in examples from both practice and theory.

Your analysis must be theoretically grounded and include at least 5 academic references from key academic journals in the field. While there are a great number of suitable academic journals detailing relevant research in the field, some include:
The Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice
Journal of Business Venturing
Strategic Management Journal
Journal of Marketing
Harvard Business Review
Administrative Science Quarterly
Journal of International Business Studies
MIS quarterly
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Plagiarism will be treated seriously.

(Please note that I already have done some researches on and have found some useful article that I can forward asap)

Additional note from the teacher regarding the question:

I dont expect you to stick to the cultural web this is just a framework to show you all the influences on culture in the organization. You could choose to focus on one or two aspects of this depending on the story that you want to tell.

What I really expect is a theoretically grounded argument on the positive and negative impacts of culture on strategy. You must bring in examples and tell a story but it is equally important that your argument is theoretically grounded in the academic literature. Whatever approach or organizational context you choose is up to you. Obviously depending on your story some cultural influences will be stronger than others.”

This question is intentionally worded in a broad way so that you can answer it from any angle that you want. Any type of organization I am thinking about it in its loosest way”