Occupational Culture Inventory Gm591

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Organizational Culture Inventory

March 23, 2011

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Introduction

XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX (XXX) identifies themselves as a “one stop-one source resource for all things entrepreneurial.” They specialize in two broad areas: providing no-cost coaching to people exploring franchise ownership options and conducting business coaching to existing small business owners. Business coaching addresses sagging sales, eroding profits, constant case-flow anxiety, poor work-life balance, and marketing/advertising misfires. XXX is organized as a franchise. That is, each one of the 250+ offices nationwide are independently owned and operated. The company began operations in 1984 and started awarding franchises in 1998. They have a corporate staff of 12 people supporting the 250+ franchisees. In addition, the support staff is responsible for providing support to four other “sister” franchise brands accounting for an additional 229 franchisees.

Current Culture

Cultural Type:
The primary cultural style associated with XXX is Power, scoring in the 98th percentile. Just one point lower and scoring the same 98th percentile are two secondary styles: Competitive and Conventional. The weakest style displayed by XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX is Affiliative - only scoring a 1 percentile.

I totally agree with the primary cultural style of power. The organization is still managed daily by the founder who is a very dominant type leader and person. His behavior style is transferred to the rest of the corporate structure. In addition, all franchisees are independent business owners looking out for their own interests, which accounts for the secondary style of Competitive. Also, the organization has the secondary style of Conventional. The corporate office believes they know best and franchisees are expected to follow the rules. Not surprising is Affiliative scoring the lowest.…...

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