Introduction: In this research paper I will talk about Organizational Cultures Analysis. This paper will describe the culture of my current job at Public School setting. Stated in our textbook, “That many workers experienced a sense of “honor” from being true to the organization, regardless of status in the organizational hierarchy or the actual tasks performed. This common bond created a competitive advantage in terms of product quality and worker productivity” (Baack, 2012).
A. Observable artifacts
Working for the Yonkers Board of Education and being a student in the system some of the artifacts that done on routine are printed up calendars for staff and parent needs. It exposes the different types of colors and buildings of all 40 schools in Yonkers, NY. Yonkers Public Schools logo is a book which tells me that if you need to know something for yourself open up a book and read & learn something.
Because reading is the key to knowing. The symbol of the book is printed on transcripts and letterheads paper for official use. There are other logo artifacts to mention:
Summer Reading (with a boy & girl)
Board of Education Webcasts
Yonkers Partners in Education (graduation cap w/star)
B. Espoused values (These are what organizational members say they value, like ethical practice.)
Yonkers Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in New York State, located in the lower
Hudson Valley, immediately north of New York City. Since its inception in 1881, Yonkers Public Schools has changed in many ways, but remains steadfastly committed to challenging the city’s youth to aspire to their highest potential, and to inspire a life-long love of learning. Today a vibrant learning community of 26,000 students from 100 cultures, backgrounds and nationalities in grades prekindergarten through
12 is challenged by a rigorous core curriculum and innovative programs in 39 schools throughout the
City of Yonkers. Students participate in learning opportunities in the classroom, on the stage, on the playing field and with colleges and universities, museums and cultural institutions, major corporations and local businesses, as well as non-profit and community groups, and government agencies. As the
2nd largest employer in Westchester County, Yonkers Public School’s diverse workforce of 3,300 educators and support staff enthusiastically shares the District’s mission to empower all students to take their place in the world as knowledgeable, competent, responsible citizens.
Student’s population is 19.9%