Importance Of Organizational Culture In The Workplace

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Introduction
Organizational culture encompasses values and behaviors that "contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization." According to Needle (2004), organizational culture represents the collective values, beliefs and principles of organizational members and is a product of such factors as history, product, market, technology, and strategy, type of employees, management style, and national culture. 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. Thus, organizational culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders. In addition, organizational culture may affect how much employees identify with an organization. Although a company may have its "own unique culture", in larger organizations there are sometimes co-existing or conflicting subcultures because each subculture is linked to a different management team.
Role of organizational culture in organizational effectiveness
1.1 Advantages:
i) Improve Productivity - Financial Benefits
Employees having a greater understanding of workplace culture have a better understanding of the needs of the higher authorities and customers. At the same time, they have a better grasp of their own goals. With this
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