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Organisational Culture

Organisational Culture

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Published by Vijay Kumar Sodadas
Orgnaisational culture,ob
Orgnaisational culture,ob

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Published by: Vijay Kumar Sodadas on Dec 24, 2009
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Vijay Kumar Sodadasi

Asst.Professor-HR&OB GIM,GITAM UNIVERSITY www.gitam.edu

It is shared values, principles and traditions and ways of doing things that influence the way the organisational members act.  It is all about the set important assumption, often unstated, that members of an organisation share in common.

Shared Values and practices: Established by the founders, nurtured overtime and perpetuated through repeated practise, these shared principles and values have actually stood the rest of times.  Perceived Meanings: Organisational Culture is a set of important assumptions, values, beliefs and norms that members of an organisation share in common.

It’s the way we do things around here: The key themes and dominant values of an organisation surface themselves in more than one way.  Cultural Products: These includes values, beliefs, rites, rituals, ceremonies, myths, stories, legends, sagas, language, symbols, heroes and heroines. Managers often make use of these products to shape the thinking and guide the actions of employees directly and indirectly.

Descriptive: Organisational Culture is descriptive. Its concerned with how members perceive the organisation, not with whether they like it. It describes rather then evaluates.  Organisational Culture is different from organisational climate: OC is the means through which members in an organisation learn and communicate what is acceptable or unacceptable, what is appropriate or inappropriate.

Culture has an important role in Organisation: It separates one organization form the other. It gives members an identity.  Multiple Cultures: Organisations contain, not one but several cultures. An organisation may have one dominant culture and several distinct cultures. A dominant culture is a set of core values shared by a majority of organisation’s members.


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