Critically analyse Johnsons model of the cultural web as a facilitator of strategic change with reference to an organisation of your choice. What risks does culture play to the Strategy of an organisation? How can culture be used to control Strategy?
Core Reading: Week 6 Materials, Textbook Chapter 6, The Smirich and Johnson are very good you would be wise to look at the paper by Grugulis on British Airways – this linked into a tutorial session and there are lots of good examples around on why culture matters and its impact on organisations.
Core Task: What is organisational culture and why does it matter to Strategy? You must address the risk element of culture and the way in which culture can be used to control strategy.
Be critical culture can have positive and negative effects on strategy, some see it as a variable than can be changed and adapted. Do you agree with this?