Organizational Culture

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What is the organizational culture?Principally, organizational culture is the character of the party. Culture is included of the assumptions, values, norms and tangible signs (artifacts) of organization members and their behaviors. The particular culture of an organization are participated be members of that organization who come to sense that culture . Culture is one of those terms that's difficult to express distinctly, but every person realizes it when they touch it ( Macnamara,2000). Organizational culture is similar to, say, regional culture. Although the same person who stay in different businesses or organizations, that person would act in different ways( Zatz,1994). Culture is often defined as "the way we do things around here". Organizational culture is the leaders responsibility as "culture is the shadow of the leader". As leaders are responsible for the organizations and teams culture. It cannot blame others and cannot blame the past, the leaders must take responsibility to build a new future (Ambler, 2009).

According to El-Nadi, organizations can keep positive cultures and enjoy a lot of advantages. Morale is improved, and the employment surroundings more enjoyable, with increased teamwork, openness to new ideas and sharing of information. This creates learning and keep improving because of the information. It also helps to attract and hold high-quality employees(El-Nadi).

Examples of companies benefit by cooperating culture include: "Wal-Mart" Founder Sam Walton's pay attention and value for his employees from the groundwork of the business builds an surrounding of trust that perseveres to this day. Walton met staff, calling them by their first name and pushed change to preserve the competitive edge(El-Nadi).

Four Global Forces that will Shape Organizational Culture for the Next 50 YearsFrom the Studies have presented that the forces, trends, and pace of the business environment have the strongest power to shape organizational culture. However there are...