Corporate Fundamentalist Culture and Sustainability
You are the senior organizational development strategist for ABC, Inc. ABC is known for its strong corporate culture and recently has experienced difficulty attracting diverse talent to fill major operational roles.
Yesterday, you had a conversation with the career center director of a major university who explained that ABC was gaining a reputation of “behaving more and more like a cult.” The university director explained that some soon-to-be graduates were expressing skepticism about whether they would “fit” in ABC.
You are a member of the CEO’s leadership team, and serve as the team’s knowledge expert on corporate culture. You determined that the leadership team needs to have a dialogue about the culture, perceptions of potential recruits, and potential risks. In advance of any team dialogue, you have decided to develop a white paper* that will be disseminated to the leadership team in advance of a discussion.
Western (2013) [required reading] raises questions about the sustainability of fundamentalist cultures. From your own research and this week’s required readings, develop a white paper* to present the position that fundamentalist tendencies may eventually lead to corporate cultures that can put a company’s longevity at risk.
Develop a white paper* three to five pages in length not counting the required title and references pages.
Include a minimum of six scholarly sources in addition to any required reading.
Your paper must be formatted according to the APA guidelines
Review the grading rubric, which can be accessed from the Module 2 folder, to understand how you will be graded on this assignment. Reach out to your instructor if you have questions about the assignment.
Culture is crucial to organizational performance. Culture refers to the values, beliefs and attitudes that govern the organizational performance. However, there are no set guidelines for the development of corporate culture and companies often design their unique approaches. Managers usually develop cultural norms that are directly related to their values and attitudes towards the society.