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Navigating Organizational Culture as a Freshman Colleague Presented By: Ernest Comer III


*80 million young adults were born between 1976 & 2001 By 2014 36% of the US workforce will be millennial By 2020 46% of all US workers will be Millennial About You: - Knowledge of and access to the latest technological advances in communication and entertainment -

Slowly but surely recovering economy (debatable, I know...)

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Vitality and Youth

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Limitless opportunities for social engagement

The Goal: Employ your assets to effectively navigate the organizational culture at your workplace.

The Process: Step 1: Define Org Culture Step 2: Review Examples Step 3: Review Best Practices Additional research & information resources :: Organizational Culture Theorists Hofstede; Robert A. Cooke; Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn; Charles Handy; Edgar Schein; Deal and Kennedy; O'Reilly, Chatman, and Caldwel

*http://www.hireology.com/blog/bid/95500/Millennial-Monday-The-Future-of-theMillennial-Workforce-Infographic

Lucky Number Twenty-Something Presented by: Ernest Comer III


Disclaimer: I am not a teacher. I intend to work with you to investigate the concept of navigating organizational culture given what we already know. Elements of Organizational Culture: Mission, Vision & Values || Structure || Language || Policies & Procedures Rituals || Habits Other elements of Organizational Culture:

“The Leadership of an organization determines the culture.” What else has an influence on culture?

Leadership Model Design: • Structure • Type • Level of Effectiveness Structures: Unilateral: 1 person || Shared: Leadership Team Interdependent: Checks & Balances Types:

Transactional: Transformational: Intense/High urgency: Relaxed:

Effectiveness: Effective to ineffective spectrum

Lucky Number Twenty-Something Presented by: Ernest Comer III


Naming Organizational Cultures: Worst job ever! [Stressful, low pay, uninteresting, etc.]

Best job ever! [Easy, good pay, productive environment, etc.]

Six Types of Organizational Culture:

How to Navigate Navigating in this context means effectively and appropriately employing resources rather than simply surviving the growing pains of getting started on your career path. Tools for Navigation: - Meeting & Convening - Work/life Balance - Team Building - Conflict Management Skills

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Change Management Skills Researching and Understanding Policies & Procedures

Lucky Number Twenty-Something Presented by: Ernest Comer III


Results of successfully navigating organizational culture: 1. :: Becoming a part of organizational succession planning 2. ::

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Reflection (Questions to consider): “Every aspiration that you have can become a reality, just get to miracle territory” What type of Organizational Culture creates the best environment for you to thrive?

“Wherever you go, there you are.” What can you do to thrive in any organizational culture?

“You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago” What have you learned today that you can start acting on immediately?

NOTES Lucky Number Twenty-Something Presented by: Ernest Comer III


Lucky Number Twenty-Something Presented by: Ernest Comer III


NOTES

Lucky Number Twenty-Something Presented by: Ernest Comer III


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Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Lucky Number Twenty-Something Presented by: Ernest Comer III

Lucky Number 20-Something Hand-Out (by Ernest Comer III)  

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