Organizational Culture Analysis

Symbols of culture are called artifacts. Artifacts are the most  visible and accessible level of culture. These include behaviors,  stories, rituals (everyday practices that are repeated frequently), and  symbols (e.g., company logos, company colors). For example, the  president of a company volunteering at Habitat for Humanity is an  artifact of culture. An example of symbols as an artifact of culture is  Ashford University’s shield that serves as our logo and is printed on  transcripts, diplomas and letterhead paper. Submit a two- to three-page  paper (excluding the title and reference pages) describing the culture  of either your current or past place of employment.

Your paper should provide examples of and address each of the following topics:

  1. Observable artifacts
  2. Espoused values (These are what organizational members say they value, like ethical practice.)
  3. Enacted values (These are reflected in the way individuals actually behave.)

In addition, describe how each item listed above impacts the values and culture of the organization.
 

 Your paper must use a minimum of two scholarly sources, in addition to  the textbook. Your paper must also follow the APA Style guide.