Role 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. Role Culture Definition: This can be seen as a Greek Temple, there is the top, the leaders, but so that these people succeed they need the people below. The god represented for this culture is Apollo, the Greek god of reason. This is because this culture works by leaders and employees being logical and being rational. Each department in this type of culture can be seen as a pillar for the temple. The pillars need to be, and often are, strong. All of these sections in an organisation are controlled by having appropriate job descriptions, procedures for communication and rules to help arguments not get out of line. This culture is very much along the lines of making everyone work together so that together the strength will grow and so will the organisation. There is a main set of leaders in this type of culture, with them relying on the ‘pillars’ doing their jobs well and allowing the people at the top to concentrate on what they need to do. As this culture depends on a job being done to the standard of that job description, the actual person in the job doesn’t matter as much. As long as the job is being done to a good enough standard then the person doing it will be safe. As performances above what is needed tend not to be essential, then people may become unmotivated in this culture, as they...

Power 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. “A web without a spider has no strength” Power Culture Definition: Known as Zeus, as he was the all-powerful Greek god, this type of culture is based on a central power course, hence why it is normally found in Entrepreneurial companies, as in these type of organisation it tends to be the leader (the entrepreneur) who wants to lead the company and make it grow, as they company grows it is likely to change to another power, as one person cannot expand that much, but we will look into that later.   As with most of these small organisations, the middle of the culture is the most important place, with the decisions being made and the leadership being found. However, if the other parts of the web are good enough then these people will tend to get on with the work themselves and not need too much influence. To make this work at its best, the subordinates need to think on the same wavelengths as the leader. Decisions in this type of organisation often happen because of the outcome of influences, instead on well thought out logical steps, hence why it is so hard to have a start-up company staying afloat. This type of organisation revolves heavily around the leader, as stated above, and due to this the main threat for this business is its leader itself. The culture allows for quick change, mainly due to...