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Case Code : HROB022 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
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Themes

Organizational Culture
Case Length : 14 Pages
Period : 2001 - 2002
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : 3M
Industry : Mining and Manufacturing
Countries : USA

Abstract:

The case examines the organizational culture at 3M and the way in which it facilitated innovation at 3M. The policies and mechanisms adopted by 3M's management to encourage the spirit of innovation in its employees are also discussed.

The case takes a close look at 3M's environment of innovation; the culture of knowledge sharing; and the reward system. It also discusses the steps implemented by the new CEO, James McNerney, to accelerate growth at 3M. The impact of cultural change at 3M on the spirit of innovation is also discussed.

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Issues:

Strategies for developing a culture of innovation in an organization and examine the influence of such a culture on its growth and leadership

Contents:

  Page No.
One Hundred Years of Successful Innovation 1
Inventing 3M 2
Fostering Innovation 4
Recruiting and Retaining Talent 4
Creating a Challenging Environment 5
Knowledge Sharing 6
Rewarding Innovation 6
Culture Overhaul 7
Exhibits 10

Key Words:

organizational culture, 3M, facilitated innovation, 3M, spirit of innovation, environment, innovation, knowledge sharing, reward system, CEO, James McNerney, cultural change

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