Organisational Culture

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Discuss the factors which may contribute to the development of strong and weak cultures in organization. What are the implications of your analysis for the HRM practitioner in understanding and managing organizational change? : _MANAGEMENT .DOC

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DISCUSS THE FACTORS WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRONG AND WEAK CULTURES IN ORGANIZATION WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF YOUR ANALYSIS FOR THE HRM PRACTITIONER IN UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE : MANAGEMENT Table of Contents

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Table of contents .1
Section 1 br .2
Factors which may contribute to the development of strong cultures in anorganization br .2 Factors which may contribute to the development of weak cultures in an organization .4 Implications of the analysis (weak and strong culture ) for the HRM Practitioner in understanding organizational change .6

Implications of the analysis (weak and strong culture ) for managing organizational change .7 Conclusion .9
List of References .10
Section 1
Factors which may contribute to the development of strong cultures in an organization Organizational culture refers to a set of shared values , belief assumptions , and practices that shape and guide members ' attitudes and behavior in the organization (Davis , S . 1984 Solidarity is one of the factors that lead to a strong organizational culture . This is the characteristic of the firm whereby all the people in the organization work for the common good and brings unitary effect in the organization . In an organization with great solidarity , the people work or take activities that may not necessarily result to their own good only . The organization at large has people who do not necessarily think `what-is-in-it-for-me ' but they work for the good of the organization . Solidarity in an organization fosters confidence in each other and harmony while at the same time strengthening the social fabric of the organization leading to a great and strong organizational culture Top management characteristic and their commitment to establish a strong organizational culture . The top management of an organization plays a great role in the strengthening of an organization 's culture The culture that is being cultivated by the organization will highly be dependent on the management style at the top and how they want it to be If the top management of a firm is keen on keeping a strong culture in the organization and is committed to the same , the there will be a top-down effect on the whole organization to be keen on keeping a strong culture Another factor is the level of sociability in the organization Sociability is the degree to which people in the organization share and interact freely on issues that are past the confines of the organization . It is characterized by a situation whereby during free times people can chat freely during times like lunch times , tea breaks and after work . People who are sociable can even be able to talk about their families or personal issues . A highly sociable organization can be able to develop a strong organizational culture . This is because sociability breeds a strong bond that bind the people and the people are driven by common objectives and goals in their undertaking . Sociability in an organization includes other arrangements that are out of the normal work environment like sports day , open day and worker retreats where the workers meet outside the normal work setting and get to interact not only at group level but also up to personal level and develop bonds that are good for the social fabric of the organization in developing a strong organizational culture The policies , objectives and best practices of an organization also act a major role in setting up a strong culture in an organization . A firm that has stringent rules and practices like employee reward schemes that stipulate clearly what is followed in case an employee attains a specified performance and they are followed to the letter is likely...
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