15. Hannah, the youngest owner of a family-owned grocery, wants to make sure her company's culture is embedded in their organization. In a recent tradeshow workshop, she learned that she can do this by having company rites and rituals, continuing to tell stories about company legends, and being a role model to her employees.
Embedding organizational culture is essentially a teaching process—that is, a process in which members instruct each other about the organization's preferred values, beliefs, expectations, and behaviors. The process is accomplished by using one or more of the following 12 mechanisms:
1. Formal statements; 2. Slogans & sayings; 3. Rites & rituals; 4. Stories, legends, & myths; 5. Leader reactions to crises; 6. Role modeling, training, & coaching; 7. Physical design; 8. Rewards, titles, promotions, & bonuses; 9. Organizational goals & performance; 10. Measurable & controllable activities; 11. Organizational structure; 12. Organizational systems & procedures.