Gods Of Management

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ZUES

Zeus was the most powerful of the Greek gods and had a number of powers. His most famous power is the ability to throw lightning bolts.

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Classes of Culture

POWER

Power is held by just a few individuals whose influence spreads throughout the organisation.

Employees are generally judged on what they achieve rather than how they do things or act.

Consequences included quick decision making which may not be best for the long term interests of the business.

Usually as strong culture, though it can swiftly turn toxic.

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God

APOLLO

Apollo is the Greek god of music, poetry, light, prophecy, and medicine. He could also heal people or bring illness and disease.

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Classes of Culture

ROLE

Organisation with a role culture are based on rules, with all employees knowing what their roles and responsibilties are.

Role cultures are bulit on detailed organisational structures which are typically tall not flat with a long chain of command.

Decision making in a role culture can oftern be painfully slow and the business is less likely to take risks.

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God

ATHENA

Athena also helped many of the Greek heroes such as Hercules and Odysseus on their adventures. Athena's special powers included the ability to invent useful items and crafts. She invented the ship, chariot, plow, and rake. She also invented many of the skills used by women in Ancient Greece such as weaving and pottery. 

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Classes of Culture

TASK

Task cultures are formed when trams in an organisation are formed to address specific problems or progress projects.

Power will often shift depending on the mix of the team members and the status of the problem or project.

Effectiveness largely relies on the dynamics of the team, with the right mix of skill, personality and leadership, working in teams can be incredibly productive.

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God

DIONYSUS

He had special powers of making wine and causing vines to grow. He could also transform himself into animals such as a bull or a lion. One of his special powers was the ability to drive mortals insane. 

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Classes of Culture

PERSON

Employees very much see themselves as unique and superior to the organisation. 

The organisation simply exists in order for people to work.

An organisation with person culture is really just a collection of individuals who happen to be working for the same organisation.

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