Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out. We can see this when we look at how different counties operate, for example the French are very self-righteous and therefore stick up for what they believe in, hence why they have blocked motorways when fuel prices have risen and chopped of their leaders head when they didn’t agree.

It needs to be remembered that not all cultures match all environments; each organisation will need a different way of life to manage their business well. As well as this people need different cultures to work well in, hence why people tend to look for jobs which makes them happy. For example, bankers, even if they aren’t the best mathematicians, they work in the industry because they love the never stop lifestyle and that’s the culture which suits them best.

Culture in a business tends to stem from what the founder, or very early leader installed into the beliefs of a company. After a culture has been set, it is very hard to get away from it, that is why when leaders take over suffering businesses and turn it around so quickly there are so many impressed people, because not only have they made the staff work towards new goals, they have changed a business culture which installs that into the staff. Another point is that after a successful leader has been at an organisation, even if a less charismatic one comes in after, it may not be a problem because the culture already installed is greater enough to carry on.

Image from Flickr by davelau

Tagged with: