Changing Culture over Time

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. Most organisations tend to start off as a power culture, this is because it is set up by a person and he/she wants to run the company their own way, doing what they want to do and meeting their personal objectives, with the help of subordinates. This leads to organisation growth though, and this means that a power culture will no longer work. To continue growing specialist people will need to be brought it, and these types of employees want to feel welcome, want to feel part of the organisation. This leads to a task culture. On the other hand; it could be a line of work, like office work, where people just go to earn money. This leads to a role culture. After this point, most organisations will be in the role culture stage, however when things grow again companies will have to be able to change quicker and compete with other people; this will lead to needing greater flexibility. This takes us into a task culture. Key Learning Points How would you Define Culture? How would you Define a Power Culture? What are the Other Three Main Cultures? Image from Flickr...

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...

Person 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. Person Culture Definition: The final culture is one that is often used, but is one which employees would probably like to see more. It is a culture which is only there to help the individuals who work there. An example of this type of culture is architects or social groups. It is a cluster, there to help the individuals to profit from themselves. As this type of organisation is run by the individuals, it has no real power to get rid of someone in the organisation; power is shared between the people who set up the business, a partnership. As said, these isn’t often found in business, but are a good example people many people would prefer to work in this type of culture as it gives security and a way to work without to many pressures of power from above. Key Learning Points How would you define the Person Culture? What are the main points of the Person Culture? Other Culture Types Task Culture Power Culture Role...

Four Main Cultures

There are four main cultures which are present in organisations. All of these cultures can be equally effective; they just need to be used in the right environment, with the right leadership. The situation of an organisation counts for a lot. The four cultures are; Power Role Task Person We will be going through the main points of these in the above articles. (Based on...