This chapter discussed the role of values and beliefs in forming an organization’s

culture. The topic of organizational culture is big business on the Internet. Many

companies use their Web pages to describe their mission, vision, and corporate values

and beliefs. There also are many consulting firms that advertise how they help

organizations change their culture. The purpose of this exercise is for you to obtain

information pertaining to the organizational culture for two different companies. You

can go about this task by very simply searching the key words organizational culture

or corporate vision and values. This search will identify numerous companies for you

to use to answer the following questions. You may want to select companies that you

would like to work for in the future.

a. What are the espoused values and beliefs of the companies?

b. Use the worksheet in Figure 3.6 to assess the Web page. What does the Web page

reveal about the culture of this organization? Would this culture be conducive to

effective project management?