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Chapter 22Cultural Approach to Organizations

Brian

The Men’s Glee Club is an organization which has its own culture.  The substance of our culture is found in our motto:  fraternitas, integritas, veritas (that is, brotherhood, integrity, and truth).  This substance is played out in our rehearsals, weekly devotional times, planned social events, and informal gatherings.  As suggested by the theory, many stories are told to help define the Club.  Every year the director talks about how we should have our Spring Banquet somewhere closer to Wheaton instead of having it in downtown Chicago.  This is a corporate story since it comes from “management.”  Of course, each year we vote to have it in Chicago, since the cabinet would rather follow tradition than the director’s advice.  This is a collegial story because it is “the real story” of the Club.  The Spring Banquet is a rite for the Glee Club—a rite of enhancement (celebration of the past year), a rite of passage (the time when next year’s cabinet officially takes over), and a rite of integration (our last chance to grow closer as a group before the end of the school year).




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Chapter 22Cultural Approach to Organizations

Brian

The Men’s Glee Club is an organization which has its own culture.  The substance of our culture is found in our motto:  fraternitas, integritas, veritas (that is, brotherhood, integrity, and truth).  This substance is played out in our rehearsals, weekly devotional times, planned social events, and informal gatherings.  As suggested by the theory, many stories are told to help define the Club.  Every year the director talks about how we should have our Spring Banquet somewhere closer to Wheaton instead of having it in downtown Chicago.  This is a corporate story since it comes from “management.”  Of course, each year we vote to have it in Chicago, since the cabinet would rather follow tradition than the director’s advice.  This is a collegial story because it is “the real story” of the Club.  The Spring Banquet is a rite for the Glee Club—a rite of enhancement (celebration of the past year), a rite of passage (the time when next year’s cabinet officially takes over), and a rite of integration (our last chance to grow closer as a group before the end of the school year).




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