Impact Of Culture On Organizational Culture

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THE MUTUAL IMPACT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND STRUCTURE

Organizational culture is a set of human behaviors within an organization. Culture consists the organization’s values, norms, systems, language, vision, beliefs, assumption and habits. It is also a mixture of collective behaviors and assumptions that are taught to new members of an organization in a way of thinking, feeling and perceiving. Organizational culture affects the way people or groups of people interact with each other, with their clients and with their investors.

Organizational structure describes how work such as task allocation, coordination and supervision are directed towards the achievement of organizational aims or goals.[1] It can also be considered as the viewing glass or viewpoint through which individuals see their organization and its environment.[2]

An organization can be structured in many different ways, depending on their purposes. The structure of an organization will determine the channels in which it functions and executes. Organizational structure permits the expressed allocation of responsibilities for different functions and processes to different entities such as the branch, department, workgroup and individual.

Organizational structure influence organizational culture in two big ways. First, it delivers the foundation on which standard functioning procedures and routines rest. Second, it regulates which individuals get to participate in which decision-making processes, and thus to
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