This chapter discussed the role of values and beliefs in forming an organization’s
culture. The topic of organizational culture is big business on the Internet. Many
companies use their Web pages to describe their mission, vision, and corporate values
and beliefs. There also are many consulting firms that advertise how they help
organizations change their culture. The purpose of this exercise is for you to obtain
information pertaining to the organizational culture for two different companies. You
can go about this task by very simply searching the key words organizational culture
or corporate vision and values. This search will identify numerous companies for you
to use to answer the following questions. You may want to select companies that you
would like to work for in the future.
a. What are the espoused values and beliefs of the companies?
b. Use the worksheet in Figure 3.6 to assess the Web page. What does the Web page
reveal about the culture of this organization? Would this culture be conducive to
effective project management?