Topics: Psychology, Organizational studies, Sociology Pages: 2 (254 words) Published: December 14, 2014

Organizational Culture :
Organizational culture is the behavior of humans within an organization and the meaning that people attach to those behaviors. Culture includes the organization's vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and habits. It is also the pattern of such collective behaviors and assumptions that are taught to new organizational members as a way of perceiving, and even thinking and feeling. Organizational culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders. It is also called corporate culture which includes,

(1) the ways the organization conducts its business, treats its employees, customers, and the wider community, 
(2) the extent to which freedom is allowed in decision making, developing new ideas, and personal expression, 
(3) how power and information flow through its hierarchy, and  (4) how committed employees are towards collective objectives. It affects the organization's  productivity  and  performance, and provides guidelines on customer care and service, product quality and safety, attendance and punctuality, and concern for the environment. It also extends to production-methods, marketing and advertising practices, and to new product creation. Organizational culture is unique for every organization and one of the hardest things to change. According to Robbie Katanga , “Culture is how organizations ‘do things’.” There are three types of Organizational culture :

(1) Constructive
Valuing members, self-actualizing, affiliative, and humanistic/encouraging normative beliefs (expected behavior or conduct)

(2) Passive-defensive

Approval-oriented, traditional and bureaucratic, dependent and nonparticipative, punish mistakes but ignore success

(3) Aggressive-defensive

Confrontation and...
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