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Introducing the Five Archetypes of Organizational Culture


Introducing the Five Archetypes of Organizational Culture
Introducing the Five Archetypes of Organizational Culture

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Course Description

In today’s difficult economic times businesses and organizations are busy trying to just carve a niche for themselves in the market place. Many business leaders and managers lack the time, finance or motivation to consider developing and maintaining a work place culture. In this free online course Andy Freire, co-founder and CEO of Axialent, discusses the five archetypes of culture within an organization and why they are important to develop and grow in any business or organization. These five cultural archetypes are: Customer-focused culture; One-team culture; Innovation culture; Achievement culture; and People-first culture. He explains that it’s not possible to implement all five at the same time but any business leader or manager can start by outlining how important organizational culture is for both their business and employees and build the five archetypes one by one. You will also learn the key values for each of the five archetypes of organizational culture. This course will be of great interest to business leaders and managers who are growing a business or organization and who want to develop and grow a workplace culture that will benefit both their employees and customers.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Review the are five archetypes of culture in an organisation; - Discuss the key values for each archetype discussed; - Understand the importance of diverse cultures in an organisation in order for it to grow; - An overview of how a small organisation can start to implement cultures to their organisation.


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Module Title
Module 1: Introducing the Five Archetypes of Organizational Culture
Module 2: Five Archetypes of Organizational Culture

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 13 reviews
Course Title: Introducing the Five Archetypes of Organizational Culture
Course #: 470
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 9
Content Origin:
Course Description: In today’s difficult economic times businesses and organizations are busy trying to just carve a niche for themselves in the market place. Many business leaders and managers lack the time, finance or motivation to consider developing and maintaining a work place culture. In this free online course Andy Freire, co-founder and CEO of Axialent, discusses the five archetypes of culture within an organization and why they are important to develop and grow in any business or organization. These five cultural archetypes are: Customer-focused culture; One-team culture; Innovation culture; Achievement culture; and People-first culture. He explains that it’s not possible to implement all five at the same time but any business leader or manager can start by outlining how important organizational culture is for both their business and employees and build the five archetypes one by one. You will also learn the key values for each of the five archetypes of organizational culture. This course will be of great interest to business leaders and managers who are growing a business or organization and who want to develop and grow a workplace culture that will benefit both their employees and customers.
License: This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date: 23 July 2012
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
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Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Charles Johnson United States of America This course gives the learner a wide angle understanding of different organizational cultures. The takeaway is how to identify different cultures within groups, divisions and organizations. The best part is the conclusion where the instructor shows how many if not all archetypes can be present in one organization. 2015-03-02 21:03:44
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    Rutger Van Steenbergen Netherlands Nice insights. 2015-02-08 21:02:58
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    Jesse Garcia United States of America Fair. Quick. Good pace. 2015-01-20 16:01:43
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    Olakusibe Shodiya Nigeria An interesting and eye opener course 2015-01-01 13:01:33
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    Vino Raj United States of America Very informative and innovative 2014-12-12 04:12:52
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    Rosa Prosperi United Kingdom good course 2014-12-09 13:12:33
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    Rinku Raina United Kingdom Great course . Very focused and easy to understand . Very clear in my mind what each culture means. Can write about it now 2014-11-04 00:11:21
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    Tarakeshwar Gupta India Very good course ...... helps to understand the culture that should be prevailed in an organization in a short span of time 2014-08-13 15:08:07
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    Jean Louise Helzer United States of America Very interesting and informative. 2014-05-26 10:05:13
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    Janet Clarke Canada Enjoing the format, it is very informative. 2014-05-02 20:05:41
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