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    (Original post by snowster)
    I'm answering this question at the moment: Does a strong organisational culture guarantee business success in the long-term?

    Can anyone give me an example of where a strong culture hasn't guaranteed success?

    enron had a strong organisational culture, but it was negative, embracing illegal activities such as the forging and confusing finances, ultimatley this resulted in their failure.
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    (Original post by sofiax0)
    enron had a strong organisational culture, but it was negative, embracing illegal activities such as the forging and confusing finances, ultimatley this resulted in their failure.
    Do you have any notes on Enron which you could upload or send to me?
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    (Original post by snowster)
    I'm answering this question at the moment: Does a strong organisational culture guarantee business success in the long-term?

    Can anyone give me an example of where a strong culture hasn't guaranteed success?

    Enron! says a bit about here... http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.ph...-strong-v-weak
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    (Original post by sofiax0)
    enron had a strong organisational culture, but it was negative, embracing illegal activities such as the forging and confusing finances, ultimatley this resulted in their failure.
    "Does a strong organisational culture guarantee business success in the long-term?"

    Would HMV be a good one? I don't know about their culture but it seems like they had a good culture however due to poor strategy for example failing to gain a competitive advantage through diversification or cost leadership in Porter's Generic strategy they failed? Obviously I'll expand that and go into more detail but is that right or am I completely wrong using HMV, I haven't done Enron, what is another good example of a strong culture that hasn't been successful?
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    (Original post by YoloPirate)
    Where did this come from?
    yep tutor2u
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    just a quick message to all in this discussion that i've probably learnt more about buss4 from all of you and tutor2u than i have in sixth form over this past year :P so thank you and good luck to everyone!!
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    (Original post by air6199)
    i think another one could be Google, they spend heavily on new innovative ideas like Google Glass.
    i suppose. So is any company that innovates classed as risk taking?
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    (Original post by snowster)
    I'm answering this question at the moment: Does a strong organisational culture guarantee business success in the long-term?

    Can anyone give me an example of where a strong culture hasn't guaranteed success?

    However on the other hand an organisation can have a strong culture primarily built upon unethical values for example
    Enron had a strong but toxic organisational culture. jeff skilling made it clear his type of peope where extreme risk takers and thrill seekers. enron made employees beloeive that being dishonest was a productive and suitable way to acheive there goals. consequently there unethical behaviour lead to bankrupty of $63.4bn. Sotherefore this poit clearly illustrates that a company with a stong organsational culture can lead to a bad perfomance like enron whcih became bankrupt

    Any feedback on this paragraph?
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    (Original post by MrChuckNorris)
    What are some good examples for:

    - Retrenchment -
    - Contingency planning? (I don't even know what that is)
    - CSR -
    - Leadership -
    - Emerging markets -

    Also, are there any other possible topics that may come up? Thanks
    Someone uploaded this before on here before:

    1.Mission Aims and Objectives
    2.CSR + Sustainability
    3.Retrenchment
    4:Takeovers and Mergers
    5European Business
    6:Contingency Planning
    1. EVERY COMPANY YOU CAN THINK OF
    2. M&S, Primark (do some)
    3. Tesco (Fresh&Easy), Nokia (Symbian)
    4. Amazon/Zappos, Nokia/Microsoft
    5. Ikea, Primark
    6. For contingency planning you can bring in BP because they failed to plan, and you can bring in Cadbury because did the opposite and planned with the salmonella crisis.
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    (Original post by snowster)
    Do you have any notes on Enron which you could upload or send to me?
    here are my notes on them
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    (Original post by sofiax0)
    here are my notes on them
    That's amazing, do you have more for other businesses?
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    (Original post by sofiax0)
    here are my notes on them
    Thank you! They're some good notes

    (Original post by andyjack94)
    Enron! says a bit about here... http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.ph...-strong-v-weak
    Thanks!

    (Original post by iggyDash)
    However on the other hand an organisation can have a strong culture primarily built upon unethical values for example
    Enron had a strong but toxic organisational culture. jeff skilling made it clear his type of peope where extreme risk takers and thrill seekers. enron made employees beloeive that being dishonest was a productive and suitable way to acheive there goals. consequently there unethical behaviour lead to bankrupty of $63.4bn. Sotherefore this poit clearly illustrates that a company with a stong organsational culture can lead to a bad perfomance like enron whcih became bankrupt

    Any feedback on this paragraph?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by sofiax0)
    here are my notes on them
    you can tell this girl is gonna get an A*
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    (Original post by MrChuckNorris)
    "Does a strong organisational culture guarantee business success in the long-term?"

    Would HMV be a good one? I don't know about their culture but it seems like they had a good culture however due to poor strategy for example failing to gain a competitive advantage through diversification or cost leadership in Porter's Generic strategy they failed? Obviously I'll expand that and go into more detail but is that right or am I completely wrong using HMV, I haven't done Enron, what is another good example of a strong culture that hasn't been successful?
    i havent looked at HMV, so im not sure, but sounds about the right thing, like if you research and find otu that they did have a strong culture, but ultimately failed because of increased competition from downloads and amazon then that would be good id say!

    i uplaoded my notes for enron so have a look at those maybe? im not sure of another strong one that hasn't been successful
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    (Original post by sofiax0)
    i havent looked at HMV, so im not sure, but sounds about the right thing, like if you research and find otu that they did have a strong culture, but ultimately failed because of increased competition from downloads and amazon then that would be good id say!

    i uplaoded my notes for enron so have a look at those maybe? im not sure of another strong one that hasn't been successful
    Rbs maybe?
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    If anyone has notes on RBS, Barclays or Goldman Sachs can you please quote me with the link

    :borat:
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    (Original post by andyjack94)
    can anyone think of a YES for 'A strong culture is one that encourages risk taking?'

    Can only think of apple and their culture...
    What example have you used for no?
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    (Original post by snowster)
    What example have you used for no?
    John Lewis and Royal Mail. Both have strong cultures but don't necessarily risk take.
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    For business examples:

    http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/cas...#axzz2WfHIMP8F

    Go to culture
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    (Original post by andyjack94)
    i suppose. So is any company that innovates classed as risk taking?
    to an extent i guess so, as long as you can back up the point you make, you'll be fine
 
 
 
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