Nucor Corp's Organizational Culture

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Organizational Culture
Case Length : 13 Pages
Period : 1899 - 2003
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Nucor Corp
Industry : Varied
Countries : North America


The case examines the organizational culture at Nucor and the way in which it led to the success of the company. The policies and mechanisms adopted by Nucor's management to encourage the productivity and profitability are also discussed.

The case takes a close look at Nucor's recruitment, reward systems and the work culture. The case also discusses the various criticisms labeled against Nucor's HR policies.


Role of top management in shaping the culture of an organization

Role played by HR policies in the success of an organization


  Page No.
Nucor - Workers' Paradise 1
Background Note 2
Organizational Structure 5
Nucor's Success Formula 6
Recruitment 6
Reward System 7
Work Culture 9
Questioning Nucor's Success Formula 11
Exhibits 12

Key Words:

Organizational culture, Nucor, success, company, Nucor, management, productivity, profitability, Nucor's recruitment, reward systems, work culture, HR policies

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