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...

Leadership Powers and Influences

Power Definition: The ability of a leader to influence its subordinates. Influence Definition: The effect of leaders actions on what the subordinates will do, how they act and behaviour. Both of these can help a leader lead his staff. Employees look up to leaders in a number of ways, seven of these are below: Position Power – The status of the person. Legitimate Power – Authority of position held. Reward Power – Power of rewards leaders can give subordinates. Coercive Power – Power to punish a subordinate. Personal Power – Characteristics or knowledge of the organisation. Expert Power – Power from knowledge and skills for the tasks. Referent Power – Leaders personal characteristics. To influence a leader must have interpersonal skills; Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal skills Definition: Behaviours thoughts and emotions that are directed towards effective interaction with other people. It is vital to effective leadership that you understand your own and others practice of leadership. Involving; Awareness of self Awareness of others Ability to work with emotions Tolerance of ambiguity Managing stress Orientation toward goal-achievement Persuasion Understanding and using power Working with teams Impression management Assertiveness Development and facilitation of...