What Influences the Business Culture?

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. Many different factors influence what type of culture an organisation will be, some can be taken from the information found on the; Power Role Task And Person pages, but as well as that there are factors such as; The History The Technology The Size The Environment The Owners The Employees I will be going over a brief overview of the factors here, but as most are pretty obvious, I won’t go into too much detail. The History Age of company – Older companies will tend to be more power oriented, due to a stricter view on work back in the day, when newer companies tend to think about employees more. Technology Technology companies tend to be smaller and work in an innovation culture, meaning that they need to be more team orientated, showing a task culture. Size As stated in the power culture, when companies are small it is more under one person to control it. However, it can also mean that more people are involved, making it a person culture. Normally bigger companies are role or task. Environment This means the market they are in and the competition around them. If it is a quick changing market, then the organisation needs to keep up, so must have a culture which allows this. Owners The way the owners want to run the organisation is also a big point, if they want to have all the power...

Interactive Leadership Management

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best way possible. Management Definition: The process of dealing with and controlling a certain task or person/people. Interactive Leadership Management Definition: Interactive Leadership is when a leader takes it upon themselves to include others as much as possible, by delegating tasks and not doing all of the ‘leader’ jobs by themselves. This means that groups are made, collaborations are built and relationships extended so that everyone feels part of the way they organisation is run. Letting people know they are part of the company is a very important aspect for many leaders as not only does it make motivation higher for the staff, it increases motivation for the leader. Key Learning Points What is the Definition of Leadership? What is the Definition of Management? What is Interactive Leadership...

Leadership Styles

Leadership Styles Definition: A leadership style is based upon a set of expectations; a person learns to develop as to how they should involve themselves, and others, in the achievement of results. There are five main leadership styles which have been talk about over the years; below we have the definitions of these. Obviously there are many other styles of leaders, but these five try and sum up what we normally see in business. Great Man The great man style of leadership defines that the leader tends to be a born leader, but tends not to look into the future too much. Their productivity is high, but only for the short term, which means that they can change quickly to market changes, but on the other hand they are unlikely to see changes coming and therefore it may lead to competitors having an edge. ‘Great Man’ also tend to be too dependant on other individuals, meaning that a good team needs to be around him, this is where a good business culture and environment would come in handy. These leaders also tend to be very well organised, against management, which can cause unrest, and due to this can be destructive. You will sometimes hear about the ‘Great Man Theory’, which uses the above information as a basis to describe leaders such as Abraham Lincoln and Julius Caesar. An argument against the great man comes from Herbert Spencer, saying that “you must admit that the genesis of a great man depends on the long series of complex influences which has produced the race in which he appears and the social state...