Organisational Culture

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I am going to discuss whether an organisational culture can raise and improve the overall performance of a company or not. The reason why I would like to write about this topic is that I think it is a quite interesting theory and concept, I want to dig deeper in the effects of organizational culture and learn more through writing this essay. I want to discover how organisational culture will positively or adversely affect a firm’s performance. By reading my essay, readers can have a better understanding of the term ‘organizational culture’, clearly know what can affect the organizational culture. Also, real life example from McDonalds will be provided in this essay in order to illustrate my ideas and support my arguments. Moreover, journals,…show more content…
Employees can learn different organizational culture through mainly four transmission ways, including stories, rituals, material symbols and language. Stories are the way that the previous company members narrate the significant incidents which convey the firm’s spirit. For example, the senior employees will tell the new staff about the rules of the company and the history of the firm in order to let them have a better understanding of the past. Besides, rituals are the repeating sequence of an activity that emphasize the value of the company. Material symbols are the tangible assets given to the company members, such as the government house is provided for the chief executive. Also, language is the way that the special word meaning of the organization, member would like to accept the culture and willing to preserve it. All these four ways can affect the company members’ performance which may directly influence the overall performance of the…show more content…
The company pay attention to their employees and care about them. According to Baird (2011), he argues that the respect for people will be positively affect the overall performance of the firm. One of the principles of McDonalds is ‘Respect and Recognition’. Managers will treat employees as they would like to be treated. No humiliation and no bullying are allowed in the company. Also, employees are respected and valued by the subordinates, they treat everyone as their family members and fairness is important. Moreover, as the organisational culture is with a high transparency, whenever employees have new ideas and innovations, they can tell their manager, they can communicate openly and without barriers, managers would listen for understanding and valuing different opinions. Company members have the same beliefs that their thought would be
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