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Culture Analysis Of An Organization

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The Student’s Name

The Name of the Class
The Name of the University
The city and State where it is Located
The Date

1.0 Background to the Organization...........................................................................................4
2.0 Theoretical Framework.........................................................................................................5
3.0 Discussion of Central Topic..................................................................................................8
4.0 Conclusions and ...view middle of the document...

The CEO of IKEA group is Torbjorn Loof. Currently, the IKEA concept is owned by Inter IKEA Systems B.V, again which is belonging to IKEA systems holding, a company within IKEA group. This holding is a unit within IKEA’s franchise division, and it includes companies that are franchised to sell IKEA products on specified markets all over the world.
IKEA franchisees mostly deal with home decors, furniture, and interior designs. IKEA also has franchises that have a food and beverage product line. IKEA group parent company is known as Inter IKEA Holding group and is based in Luxembourg. The primary objective of the entire IKEA group is to promote enhancement and continuous improvement of the IKEA concept; this in turn is meant to secure a long life for this concept. This goal requires lots of investments and massive financial support as well. This group is entirely owned by the Interogo Foundation that is based in Lichtenstein. IKEA group has continued to maintain its vibrant corporate culture over the years; this has been made possible by its strong core values. The corporate culture for this group is easy to embrace. It’s an organizational climate of willpower, enthusiasm and togetherness. This culture was inspired by Ingvar Kamprad the IKEA founder. My primary goal in this report, which also is the central topic of discussion, is analyzing corporate culture while using IKEA group as the company for analysis Rousseau (2000).
2.0 Theoretical Framework
Throughout this report, I have used Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory to analyze IKEA group culture. According to (Hofstede, Gert & Michael, 2010), Hofstede cultural dimensions are used for analyzing cross-cultural communication in diverse cultures. Geert Hofstede formulated this theory. Hofstede’s theory aligns the effects that culture has on the values of the society’s members (Hofstede, Gert & Michael, 2010). It has widely been used in many disciplines to research about culture and cultural diversity Azhar (2003). This theory has been used in communication, management, sociology, and psychology to analyze cultures. Hofstede’s theory assesses the existing disparities in personality as a result of cultural diversity among nations (Hofstede, Gert & Michael, 2010). Hofstede identified six particular dimensions in his cultural theory. These frameworks are power distance, indulgence versus restraint, individualism versus collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity versus femininity and lastly time perspective dimension Hofstede, Gert & Michael (2010).
Hofstede was able to gather facts and valuable empirical evidence that he used to underpin his cultural work. He referred to enormous studies and surveys that had been conducted by IBM consulting firm. Hofstede also formulated measurement scales that had rankings ranging from 1- 120 to rank the cultural dimensions he had identified in his theory Hofstede, Gert & Michael (2010). In this report, I...

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