What Is Baxter's Organizational Culture

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Organizational Culture Assessment Executive Summary Organizational culture denotes a set of values, artifacts, beliefs, assumptions, and norms that emerges from the interactions of members of an organization. It is a generic term used to signify a host of behaviors that connote general operating norms of conduct for a corporation and the framework against which organizational effectiveness is evaluated. The aim of this paper was to examine the cultural values of Baxter Healthcare Corporation and report on how the company’s organizational culture affects the way it operates and perform its objectives. Moreover, by using information regarding Baxter’s corporate culture obtained through a face-to-face interview with Baris U. Agar, Ph.D. – a senior…show more content…
Baxter’s organizational culture accentuates dedication to the safety and wellbeing of patients above all organizational and individual employee goals, as well as a commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion of all types of persons irrespective of their racial or ethnic background. The corporation’s corporate culture also emphasizes self-accountability and a high level of adaptability, as well as the aptitude to welcome change. Identification with organizational culture among all employees at Baxter Healthcare Corporation is high as the firm 's corporate culture has existed for an extended period. Nonetheless, some elements of Baxter’s corporate culture, especially its organizational structure which limits the smooth flow of communication and feedback, should undergo some changes. More specifically, Baxter Healthcare Corporation should combine efficiency and focus with flexibility and engagement in its organizational structure so as to make it more flexible for the purpose of ensuring a smooth and speedy flow of communication and…show more content…
The corporation’s cultural values include compassion for patients, teamwork and an aspiration to win, and driving results with determination, urgency, and accountability. Moreover, Baxter’s cultural values are echoed in the company’s emphasis on learning swiftly and adapting to change, having the courage to fail, correct results and move forward, and thinking global/acting local. The corporation’s objectives are to achieve quality treatment and patient safety, become the leader in performance in the healthcare industry, and be the best place to work. Baxter Healthcare Corporation is doing relatively well in achieving its planned objectives, and currently, the company is moving in the right direction to realize the uppermost quartile performance (Doe 1). Despite the office politics that occasionally get in the way of realizing objectives, the Corporation brags of a highly motivated team of employees, a diverse and balanced business portfolio, and clear goals and accountability that function to help it realize its mission, objectives, and
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