WEEK 6 ORG 827 STUDENT RESPONSES
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QUESTION 1- Organizational culture has a significant influence on how leaders make decisions. This influence manifests as a variety of voices stemming from a variety of factors including whether the organization is multinational or local, the type of product or service offered by the company, and so forth. How does a leader distinguish between the varied voices of the organizational culture to make and implement decisions in the overall best interest of the organization? Explain. WEEK 6 ORG 827 STUDENT RESPONSES
STUDENT 1- KAREN
Organizational culture shapes leaders’ decision-making processes (Schein, 2004; Leso et al., 2022). The values, beliefs, and norms that define an organization’s culture shape how leaders perceive and approach decision-making (Leso et al., 2022). A strong organizational culture can create an environment that fosters collaboration, transparency, and innovation, leading to more effective and informed decisions (Schein, 2004; Leso et al., 2022). On the other hand, a toxic or dysfunctional culture can hinder decision-making by promoting fear, hierarchy, and rigid thinking (Leso et al., 2022). Therefore, leaders must recognize the impact of organizational culture on their decision-making styles and strive to cultivate a healthy and empowering culture that supports sound judgment and strategic thinking (Schein, 2004; Leso et al., 2022).In today’s digital, globalized marketplace, the influence of multinational versus local organizations cannot be overlooked (Leso et al., 2022). This influence manifests in various voices shaped by multiple factors, including the organization’s international reach and the type of product or service it offers (Leso et al., 2022). Multinational organizations often have a diverse workforce consisting of employees from different cultural backgrounds and speaking different languages (Leso et al., 2022). This diversity brings a multitude of perspectives and experiences, which inevitably shape the organization’s voice (Leso et al., 2022). In such organizations, communication strategies must consider cultural nuances and adapt messaging accordingly to reach target audiences across borders effectively.On the other hand, local organizations tend to have a more concentrated customer base within a specific geographic region (Leso et al., 2022). Their voice is deeply rooted in the local culture and resonates powerfully with their target audience (Leso et al., 2022). These organizations have an intimate understanding of their customer’s needs and preferences, allowing them to tailor their messaging to establish an authentic connection (Leso et al., 2022). The type of product or service an organization offers also significantly shapes its voice (Schein, 2004). For instance, organizations operating in industries such as technology or finance often adopt a more formal tone to convey expertise and establish trust with their audience (Leso et al., 2022). Conversely, organizations offering lifestyle products or services may opt for a more casual and relatable tone to connect with consumers emotionally (Leso et al., 2022).
Whether an organization is multinational or local, understanding how various factors influence its voice is crucial for effective communication. By carefully considering these influences and adapting accordingly, organizations can establish strong connections with their target audiences while maintaining consistency across all channels.
Leso, B. H., Cortimiglia, M. N., & Ghezzi, A. (2022). The contribution of organizational culture, structure, and leadership factors in the digital transformation of SMEs: A mixed-methods approach. Cognition, Technology & Work. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10111-022-00714-2. WEEK 6 ORG 827 STUDENT RESPONSES
STUDENT 2- TIMOTHY
A leader plays a crucial role in an organization by making and implementing decisions that are in the overall best interest of the organization. However, in order to do so effectively, a leader must be able to distinguish between the varied voices of the organizational culture. This is essential because organizations are made up of individuals with different perspectives, experiences, and values. By understanding and considering these diverse voices, a leader can make informed decisions that align with the organization’s mission and values.
One way a leader can distinguish between the varied voices of the organizational culture is through active listening. According to Odeh (2022), this involves genuinely seeking to understand and appreciate different viewpoints within the organization. By actively listening to employees at all levels, a leader can gain valuable insights and perspectives that may not have been initially apparent. This helps to ensure that decisions are not made based on limited information or biased perspectives.
Another method that a leader can use to distinguish between varied voices is through fostering a culture of open communication and collaboration. Curcuruto & Griffin (2023), noted that by encouraging employees to share their ideas, concerns, and suggestions, a leader can create an environment where diverse perspectives are valued and considered. This can be achieved through regular team meetings, forums for feedback, and establishing channels for anonymous suggestions
Curcuruto, M., & Griffin, M. A. (2023). Upward safety communication in the workplace: How team leaders stimulate employees’ voice through empowering and monitoring supervision. Safety Science, 157, 1–12. https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2022.105947. WEEK 6 ORG 827 STUDENT RESPONSES
STUDENT 3- KENYO
Leaders must base their decision-making on the organizational priorities that need to be met. The leadership of organizations to be effective in their management is required to administer the change and achieve the desired results by arranging the efficient utilization of their workforce and other resources (Figueroa et al., 2019). This is achieved when leadership can operate through strategic planning by organizing what needs to be achieved based on priorities and the time frame it needs to be completed. The implementation process can be accomplished through the process of effective communication. Stakeholders are unhappy when their organizational goals are not at the top of the list, leading to dissatisfaction with management. Leaders who can effectively communicate the “why” the organization is taking the steps by ensuring the organizational synergy is in alignment with the goals (Syakur et al., 2020). By continuing to communicate the organization’s goals, the leadership encourages cooperation by achieving mutual objectives. When the organization’s culture has effective communication as a behavior that is part of the daily praxis, this enables innovation, creativity (Khan et al., 2020), and organizational engagement.
Figueroa, C. A., Harrison, R., Chauhan, A., & Meyer, L. (2019). Priorities and challenges for health leadership and workforce management globally: A rapid review. BMC Health Services Research, 19(239), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4080-7
Khan, M. A., Ismail, F. B., Hussain, A., & Alghazali, B. (2020). The interplay of leadership styles, innovative work behavior, organizational culture, and organizational citizenship behavior. SAGE Open, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019898264