IntroductionCulture form quite an integral part within any given organization. It reflects the distinguishing factor which defines the life of an organization in line with its norms, composition, physical objects inclusive of other qualities which make an organization different from another. The culture within an organization is what creates what is known to be the organizational culture. There are certain basic assumptions underlie the description of organizational culture. They include the implication of the aspects of value, leadership style, behavioral patterns, organizational atmosphere, observable attributes for can be attributed to an organization (Baker and Kathryn 2002).
Basically, organizational is how things are within the environment of the organization. Organizational culture may either hinder or help an organization towards achieving organizational effectiveness. The Azma Company is a company that deals with the manufacturing of canned food products such as meat. The culture within Azma Company is an aspect worth analysis as to whether it aids in the promotion of organizational effectiveness or rather hinders it. In this company defined by the period which employees stay and work for the company they are able learn the organizational culture of the company.
They get the opportunity to both learn and experience the behavioral patterns of their colleagues which to a very high degree affects how they relate with them. In as far as organizational effectiveness is concerned the behavioral norms may either be in line with the company’s values or not (Montana and Charnov, 2008). In-depth analysis of the organizational culture within Azma Company is bound to reflect most importantly whether the organizational environment is conducive to influence positively the achievement of the key objectives of the organization as stipulated within its mission and vision statements.
Culture Expression in OrganizationsTo begin with, an effective organization may be understood as one in which there is greater ease in its ability to achieve the set goals and objectives, fulfilling the purpose it was created for and creating value for its employees and customers. A culture within an organization that reflects effectiveness may be seen to show greater emphasis in the support of better connections that people have with each other, accountability and interpersonal skills, growth and self-development (O’Rielly, Chatman and Caldwell, 2004).
In this regard, the idea of distributed leadership, openness within the organization, continuous learning and decentralization comes to light. The Azma Company has over the years sustained an organizational culture which seems to promote effectiveness and to some extent hinder it. Behaviors and artifacts are major indicators of Azma Company’s organizational culture. These two are quite visible but at the same it may not be easy to understand them. Areas of concern in relation to behaviors include the delicate features of language and metaphors used by people, ceremonies, corporate rituals, legend, and stories that are seen to have great connections with the company.
On the other hand, in line with artifacts considerations include the design of the company in as far as its physical space is concerned ranging from the art that is hanged on the wall to its architecture. For Azma Company these aspects of its culture are quite symbolic and aid in the promotion of organizational effectiveness (Black and Richard, 2003). Within Azma company behaviors and artifacts assist employees and all members of the organization to easily make sense of the life within the organization and what it is purposed for.
For instance, an art of work on one of the walls of Azma Company is the saying that “your safety is our priority”. This is due to the fact workers within the company interact more with machines and risky mechanical equipments. The saying is seen as to place more value on the life of the employees besides the tasks that they are meant to execute. Such an artifact has symbolic value and impact in as far as the behavior of members within the organization is concerned.
In this case, organizational effectiveness is enhanced since the aim of the organization besides achievement of its goals and objectives it also shows concerns of care for its members in their working in the organization.