[SOLVED] Organization’s Culture

? Case: Gore’s Flat Structure Works WellDue Sunday by 11:59pm Points 40 Submitting a text entry box Available until Feb 10 at 11:59pmSubmit AssignmentDue Date: January 24 Goal and Purpose The goal of this assignment is to analyze a type of organizational structure.Directions Read the following case (taken from Chapter 7 of our textbook). You are welcome and encouraged to do additional research of your own.Imagine an organization with more than 10,000 employees working in 30 countries around the world— with no hierarchy structure. W. L. Gore & Associates, headquartered in Newark, Delaware, is a model of unusual business practices. Wilbert Gore, who left Dupont to explore new uses for Teflon, started the company in 1958. Best known for its breathable, weatherproof Gore-Tex fabric, Glide dental floss, and Elixir guitar strings, the company has no bosses, no titles, no departments, and no formal job descriptions. There is no managerial hierarchy at Gore, and top management treats employees, called associates, as peers.In 2005, the company named 22-year associate Terri Kelly as its new chief executive officer. Unlike large public corporations, Gore’s announcement was made without much fanfare. Today, more than 12 years later, Kelly continues as chief executive but is the first to admit that it’s not about the CEO at Gore—it’s about the people who work there and their relationships with one another.The company focuses on its products and company values rather than on individuals. Committees, comprised of employees, make major decisions such as hiring, firing, and compensation. They even set top executives’ compensation. Employees work on teams, which are switched around every few years. In fact, all employees are expected to make minor decisions instead of relying on the “boss” to make them. “We’re committed to how we get things done,” Kelly says. “That puts a tremendous burden on leaders because it’s easier to say ‘Just do it’ than to explain the rationale. But in the long run, you’ll get much better results because people are making a commitment.”1/18/2021 ? Case: Gore’s Flat Structure Works Wellhttps://canvas.pasadena.edu/courses/1110975/assignments/8648709?module_item_id=12600761 2/4Because no formal lines of authority exist, employees can speak to anyone in the company at any time. This arrangement also forces employees to spend considerable time developing relationships. As one employee described it, instead of trying to please just one “boss,” you have to please everyone. Several years ago the company underwent a “strategy refresh,” conducting surveys and discussions with employees about how they fit into the organization’s culture. Not surprisingly, there was a cultural divide based on multiple generations of workers and length of service stature, which Kelly and her associates have worked hard to overcome. She realizes that not everyone will become a “lifer” at Gore, but recognizes the importance of younger employees who have helped the company become more tech- savvy in communications and stay well-connected in a fast-moving business world.The informal organizational structure continues to work well. With revenues of $3 billion, the company produces thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, industrial, fabrics, and medical markets. Its corporate structure fosters innovation and has been a significant contributor to associate satisfaction. Employee turnover is a low 3 percent a year, and the company can choose new associates from the thousands of job applications it receives annually. In 2017, Gore was named one of the 12 legends on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” These companies have made Fortune’s list for all 20 years the magazine has published its annual “Best” rankings.Submission Instructions In the textbox, answer the following questions:1. Given the lack of formal structure, how important do you think Gore’s informal structure becomes? 2. Is W. L. Gore a mechanistic or an organic organization? Support your answer with examples from thecase. 3. How do you think Gore’s flat organizational structure affects innovation at the company?Grading and Feedback Please view the rubric for a description of the grading and points. Please use proper spelling and grammar. The total word count of your response should be at least 300 words (total, not per question). You are welcome to write more if you choose.Important Information on Turnitin: This assignment uses Turnitin, a plagiarism checker that is integrated in CANVAS. You can find information on submitting an assignment to Turnitin here. (https://help.turnitin.com/integrity/student/canvas/assignments/submittinganassignment.htm)https://help.turnitin.com/integrity/student/canvas/assignments/submitting-an-assignment.htm1/18/2021 ? Case: Gore’s FlatStructureWorksWellhttps://canvas.pasadena.edu/courses/1110975/assignments/8648709?module_item_id=12600761 3/4Gore’s Flat Structure Works WellTechnical Support Need help using Canvas Assignments? If so, please review the following Canvas Guide pages:How do I submit an online assignment? (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9539- 421241972) How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas? (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10663-421254353) How do I submit a text entry assignment? (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-14129- 4212833572) How do I enter a URL as an assignment submission? (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-14128-4212833582) How do I submit a TurnItIn assignment? (https://help.turnitin.com/feedback- studio/canvas/lti/student/submitting-a-paper/submitting-a-paper-by-file-upload.htm) Canvas Student Guide – Assignments (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC- 4121#jive_content_id_Assignments)Sources: “Our Story,” https://www.gore.com, accessed July 18, 2017; Jeremy Hobson, “What It’s Like to Lead a Non-Hierarchical Workplace,”http://www.wbur.org, accessed July 18, 2017; Alan Deutschman, “The Un-CEO,” Fast Company, https://www.fastcompany.com, accessed July 18, 2017;Claire Zillman, “Secrets from Best Companies All Stars,” Fortune, http://fortune.com, March9,2017;DanielRoberts,“AtW.L.Gore,57YearsofAuthenticCulture,”Fortune,http://fortune.com,March5,2015.https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC9539421241972https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC10663421254353https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC141294212833572https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC141284212833582https://help.turnitin.com/feedbackstudio/canvas/lti/student/submittingapaper/submittingapaperbyfileupload.htmhttps://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4121#jive_content_id_Assignments1/18/2021 ? Case: Gore’s Flat Structure Works Wellhttps://canvas.pasadena.edu/courses/1110975/assignments/8648709?module_item_id=12600761 4/4Total Points: 40Criteria Ratings Pts10 pts10 pts10 pts10 ptsInformal StructureGiven the lack of formal structure, how important do you think Gore’s informal structure becomes?10 pts Full PointsThe question was answered in full with a detailed and well-thought response.5 pts Partial PointsThe question was answered but could use more detail.0 pts No PointsThe question was not answered.Mechanistic or Organic OrganizationIs W. L. Gore a mechanistic or an organic organization? Support your answer with examples from the case.10 pts Full PointsThe question was answered in full with a detailed and well-thought response.5 pts Partial PointsThe question was answered but could use more detail.0 pts No PointsThe question was not answered.InnovationHow do you think Gore’s flat organizational structure affects innovation at the company?10 pts Full PointsThe question was answered in full with a detailed and well-thought response.5 pts Partial PointsThe question was answered but could use more detail.0 pts No PointsThe question was not answered.Spelling, Grammar, and Word Count 10 pts Full PointsThe assignment was at least 300 words (in total) with correct spelling and grammar.0 pts No MarksThe response was either under the required word count and/or had spelling and grammatical errors.

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
[SOLVED] Organization’s Culture
Get a 15% discount on this Paper
Order Essay
Quality Guaranteed

With us, you are either satisfied 100% or you get your money back-No monkey business

Check Prices
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know that being a student these days is hard. Because of this, our prices are some of the lowest on the market.

Instead, we offer perks, discounts, and free services to enhance your experience.
Sign up, place your order, and leave the rest to our professional paper writers in less than 2 minutes.
step 1
Upload assignment instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
s
Get personalized services with My Paper Support
One writer for all your papers
You can select one writer for all your papers. This option enhances the consistency in the quality of your assignments. Select your preferred writer from the list of writers who have handledf your previous assignments
Same paper from different writers
Are you ordering the same assignment for a friend? You can get the same paper from different writers. The goal is to produce 100% unique and original papers
Copy of sources used
Our homework writers will provide you with copies of sources used on your request. Just add the option when plaing your order
What our partners say about us
We appreciate every review and are always looking for ways to grow. See what other students think about our do my paper service.
Social Work and Human Services
Thank You! Great Work!
Customer 452587, September 14th, 2021
Management
Comprehensively done. Thank you
Customer 452583, July 20th, 2021
Nursing
Amazing work! I passed the assignment!
Customer 452707, August 20th, 2022
DISCUSSION D SCIENCE 210
GREAT
Customer 452813, June 28th, 2022
Business and administrative studies
GREAT
Customer 452813, June 20th, 2022
Other
great
Customer 452813, June 30th, 2022
Other
great
Customer 452813, July 9th, 2022
Nursing
Thank you!
Customer 452707, April 3rd, 2022
Nursing
Always a job well done. I really appreciate the hard work.
Customer 452453, January 4th, 2021
English 101
Although a little late, the content and structure of the paper was great! I would definitely use this writer again!
Customer 452561, July 12th, 2021
Ethics
thank you
Customer 452493, March 15th, 2021
Psychology
Thanks so very much. The paper is well-researched and adequately referenced. You have been of great help during the pandemic!
Customer 452467, January 31st, 2021
Enjoy affordable prices and lifetime discounts
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Order Now Order in Chat

SAVE BIG FOR FINALS. Order your essay today and save 20% with the discount code SPECIAL20