Organizational Culture - Video Recap

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Culture Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test you on your ability to understand important aspects of culture in organizations. The goal is to help you to avoid creating or working in destructive cultures similar to the situation that Armughan finds himself in the video.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes organizational culture?
    • A. 

      Geographic location of the workplace

    • B. 

      The collective behaviours of individuals within an organization

    • C. 

      Organizational procedures, manuals, and dress codes

    • D. 

      Superficial details indicating how things are done

  • 2. 
    What is the best way to ensure that an organization communicates a clear and consistent culture?
    • A. 

      Figure out your core values to help define your culture

    • B. 

      HR policies and procedures, work environment and quarterly management meetings

    • C. 

      The Sales people determine the culture.

    • D. 

      Create a one size fits all culture and use posters to communicate it

  • 3. 
    What does culture look like in a start-up company? (operating for 1-3 months time)
    • A. 

      Ideas of culture are very fragmented

    • B. 

      Departments are attempting to integrate culture

    • C. 

      Subcultures are forming, differentiating themselves from other departments

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is important to look at when diagnosing the organization's current culture?
    • A. 

      Recruiting methods

    • B. 

      Practices and behaviours

    • C. 

      Employee benefits

    • D. 

      Other organizations in a similar industry

  • 5. 
    How can management define actual to desired culture?
    • A. 

      Avoid ambiguity, diagnose your organization's culture!

    • B. 

      Diagnose existing culture to understand the new direction

    • C. 

      Be aware of intangible and tangible types of culture

    • D. 

      Know your subcultures!

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What is the proper way to use incentives?
    • A. 

      To threaten employees with termination

    • B. 

      Reward an individual for a team's efforts

    • C. 

      To increase competition across departments

    • D. 

      To create intrinsic motivation from colleagues acknowledgment and respect

  • 7. 
    How might subcultures pose a threat to organizational culture?
    • A. 

      Subcultures can not pose a threat to organizational culture

    • B. 

      All subcultures are bad and create barriers to communication form

    • C. 

      Subcultures could threaten the credibility of a firm's stated organizational culture

    • D. 

      They create a resistance to change

  • 8. 
    When can we say an organization's culture is perfect?
    • A. 

      When the company incorporates

    • B. 

      When management says its perfect

    • C. 

      When employees say its perfect

    • D. 

      It's never perfect. It is continuously evolving.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is most accurate when planning to communicate culture change?
    • A. 

      Provide different messages to different audiences over several months

    • B. 

      Don't over-communicate as it could lead to confusion and frustration

    • C. 

      Communicate multiple times using multiple communication channels

  • 10. 
    Which of the following challenges is likely to cause the greatest hindrance during a time of cultural change in an organization?
    • A. 

      Resistance to change.

    • B. 

      When everyone is on board.

    • C. 

      Getting customers to agree to the change.

    • D. 

      None of the above.