Lafarge S.a

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COURSE: MGMT 292 / F12 N01
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4. VALUES 4 4.1. Types of values 4
7. CREATIVITY 9 7.1. Components of creativity 9

This report aims to provide an in-depth analysis of initiatives pursued by Lafarge as presented in the case study. The analysis is centered on four Organizational behaviour concepts which include Values, Teamwork, Motivation and Creativity.
The initiatives entail different strategies deployed by Lafarge in handling challenges encountered in either cases of business expansion or continuity at different plant locations. Care is taken to outline the activities and results associated with these initiatives and to show how these align with the OB concepts listed above.
Also, a research of the Lafarge’s website including the organization’s principles, values, codes of conduct and mission statement are also utilized in providing clarity of concepts in this report.

The case-study discusses Lafarge, a global leader in the manufacturing of building materials. Due to its global network and the need to break new grounds, their activities involves setting up plants in different parts of the world which means interacting with different cultures and dealing with challenges peculiar to these cultures.
Different initiatives bordering on corporate social responsibility have to be established to ensure a good rapport between the firm and their host communities including all stakeholders. The aim is to ensure business continuity and to constantly provide value thereby keeping them ahead of the competition.
Values represent basic convictions that “ a specific mode of conduct or end-state of existence is…...

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