The paper "The Role of Organizational Culture " is a great example of management coursework. Organizational culture has a powerful impact on a firm’ s performance. Culture holds an integral part of holding an organization together. Thus, it is a powerful strategic tool in the business world today. Moreover, culture can be used to tell an organization’ s success story, attract employees, revere its history, intrigue customers as well as provide a tangible connection to an organization. As such, this paper aims at explicating the broader meaning of organizational culture and the various ways within which culture could be expressed in an organization.
The paper will as well explain the role of organizational culture elements or components in a company as a whole and its stakeholders. To start with, Oliver and Lowe (2010) define organizational culture as the values, behaviors, and concepts that direct or rather dictate the employees to act in a uniquely social way within an organizational setting. The organizational culture of a firm controls the workers to behave in accordance with the organization’ s principles and values. Moreover, the workers are expected to understand what is good or morally right, ugly and bad or beautiful for their organization.
In the same light, Lynch (2001) argues that organizational culture is an organization’ s own set of beliefs, ways, and values of empirical management that are reflected in an organization’ s structure and system. Accordingly, the set of beliefs and values are based on the cooperate strategy that has been developed and implemented. Lynch further asserted that organizational culture is those written and unwritten concepts, rules and ways of thinking that distinguishes an organization from others.
This distinction is often reflected in the interactions that the organization encounters both in the internal and external environment. Lynch (2001), succinctly states that organizational culture is a set of rules, lifestyles, beliefs and traditions common to all members of an organization. He further adds that organizational culture includes a company’ s expectations, philosophies, experiences and values that professionally hold it together. Before going into detail, it would be important to look at the history of organizational culture thus exploring its origination as well as how it became one of the fashionable areas of management.
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