Corporate culture is taking a serious look at how they promote diversity and inclusion. Research the internet about the corporate cultures of three leading technology companies (example in Figure 1.27 of your text). Compare each statement of values and describe the type of employees you think each company is desires. Analyze their approach toward diversity. Instructions: • Provide a comparative analysis of all three organizations you observed. • When you analyze their statements, try to see if they reflect the diversity. If not, explain your recommendations to those organizations to be more diverse and inclusive, keeping in mind the position of a system analyst and the key attributes to make someone successful in this position.
Corporate culture is perhaps the most influential factor in determining what an employee will do when faced with an ethical decision. You are the new CEO of a company with a very aggressive, outcome focused corporate culture. You have been brought in to tame the culture and focus on long-term performance and quality improvement. You realize that you also have to create an ethical culture. What specific steps would you take to change the strong existing culture that is only focused on making the numbers?
You need to research each company’s culture and do a comprehensive assessment of the pros and cons of that culture, some main points that are needed:
- How was the culture established and who are the main individuals, teams, personalities, places, etc that helped in establishing that culture?
- What are the stages that the culture went through to its current status?
- What is the current culture and its constituents (components) in details (artifacts, personalities, etc). How does the employees see it? How does it affect different processes in the company (recruitment, HR, decision making, leadership…)?
- Are there any current expected changes in the culture? (Mergers, acquisitions, major expansions / downsizing)
- How do you forecast that the culture will change in the future?
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Method: This assignment is a group assignment.
✓ There is a MAXIMUM of 3 (three) persons per group – no exceptions.
✓ All members of the group will receive the same mark for this assignment.
✓ Everyone in the group must be enrolled in the same course section – no exceptions.
✓ Group sign-up is done on Blackboard “Groups”. Select a company you wish to research.
✓ Each student is responsible for finding/organizing their own group; the Professor will NOT assign
Each group member should contribute equally. Groups are to assign a section(s) to each member to
research, develop and write. The work should be divided equally. Designate one group member as the
group leader for the assignment. The group leader will be responsible for the final product submitted.
Since grading is based on the overall assignment, group members should notify the professor before the
due date if any member does not do their share and advise the professor of the action the team took
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discretion of the team members to take appropriate action.
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✓ You must use MLA guidelines to cite your research: “in-text citations” in the report and a “works
cited” page at the end of your report. For assistance, see
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Assignment: Answer the following about the company you have selected to research:
- What Tourism Sector does this company belong?
b. Adventure and Recreation
d. Events and Conferences
e. Tourism Services
g. Travel Trade
- Answer the following about the company you are researching:
a. What is their Mission Statement (defines the company’s business, its objectives, and its
approach to reach those objectives)?
b. What is their Vision Statement (describing the desired future position of the company)?
c. What is their Statement of the company’s purposes, goals, and values?
- Describe the general nature of the business, the location, and identify any important or unusual
- Name, locate, and briefly describe any direct competitors this company must deal with.
- Name, locate, and briefly describe any indirect competition this company must deal with.
- Explain how the company is specialized in terms of the products and/or services that it offers.
- Explain how this company is specialized in terms of the consumer groups they target.
- How does the company engage and support their employees? Below are things to research, but
not limited to:
a. Why are employees proud to work at this company?
b. How does this company support employee’s professional development?
c. If risk-taking is encouraged, what happens when people fail?
d. What role do the companies values play in hiring and performance reviews?
e. How do salary and benefits benchmark against other similar companies?
f. Are there any special skills/requirements (i.e., specialized training, degrees, languages –
English/French, etc.) to work for this company?
g. What is one thing you would change about the company if you could?
- How does the Company deal with conflict and politics? Below are things to research, but not
a. What causes conflict, and how are conflicts resolved?
b. How would you describe “organizational politics” at the company?
c. How are decisions made when there’s disagreement and stakes are high?
d. When and how do people like to give and receive feedback?
e. Titles aside, who in the company has the power to get things done?
- What is the day-to-day work environment like? Below are things to research, but not limited to:
a. What are some of the way the company celebrates success?
b. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility policy? If yes, define which
type (i.e., environmental, philanthropic, etc.).
c. How do managers support and motivate their team(s)?
d. What kind of flexible work arrangements do employee have (i.e., four-day work weeks,
e. Does the company have a matching gifts program or sponsor local volunteer events?
f. Does the company accommodate special needs of employees? For example, “I take my
kids to school on Wednesdays, it is okay if I come in late once a week?”
- Works cited using proper MLA format. Please note internet sources must be considered reliable
(i.e., www.wikipedia.org is not considered an approved source of information).
If you are unfamiliar with the event – here are a couple of key articles:
Question: After you read above, characteristics of two of the four decision-making styles (see attached) and explain how that style would affect the way he or she would communicate, negotiate, and apply this to interpersonal situations. The chosen decision-making styles should be Pragmatist and Idealist. Please see the attached decision-making style for notes.