Organisational Culture

November 8, 2016 in uncategorised

Organisational Culture

It’s true that by investing in the newest equipment, the company will stay competent in the market for longer. By investing in the employees on the other hand, the company will innovate and dominant the market for longer.

From the moment we are born into this world, we rely on each other to survive. Various social structures and how we interact with each others shaped our communities and cultures throughout the history. In the ancient time, we formed the herds to survive and protect ourselves from the danger in the nature. Then we evolved to form the governments and nations, fighting and cooperating with each others for the own beliefs, values and benefits. Today, we are living in a highly profit-oriented capitalistic corporate world where borderless and limitless self-driven organizations competitively striving for what they believe to be important. It seems evident from the cases of many organizations that specific visions and cultures of some organizations lead to a great success or failure as well as impose positive or negative impact on our societies.

What is organisational culture and what makes good organisational cultures?

Business Dictionary defines organizational culture as ‘the values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization’. In my own definition, organizational culture is the specific perspectives and methodologies of communicating and delivering what the organizations believe to be most important. Due to the fact that we are all unique and different in many ways, strictly categorizing what makes good or bad organizational cultures seems irrational and prejudiced. However, as we are living in societies where our individualistic ideas and identities are embraced, creatively open-minded and collaborative organizational structure would promote healthy organizational cultures. This does not mean all of us do whatever we want to do in however ways we want. Undoubtedly, there should be clear mutual goals and certain system of framework to productively collaborate in harmony to generate values. Due to this reason, many organizations today are emphasizing the importance of implementing design thinking approach and fostering healthy organizational cultures of balancing the unity in diversity.


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