Organizational Culture


Organizationalculture is a term used to refer to the values, assumptions, andbeliefs shared within an organization, and regulate the behavior ofthe employees within the entity. Some of the characteristics includeinnovation, attention to detail, emphasizing on the output, teamworking, and aggressiveness. At our workplace managers motivate theemployees to be innovative and come up with new ideas. Each employeeat our workplace is supposed to maintain accuracy at the workplace.

Leadersare responsible for the organizational culture change. They canemploy different mechanisms to achieve this. For instance, they canact as role models for them to be emulated by other employees. Theymay also allocate rewards like praises and promotions to stamp thedesired behaviors within the organization. Culture change towardscollaborative conduct will attract rewards. Other measures includedesigning of the organizations structure, facilities and systems toconform to the desired culture.

Somechanges in the organization may be internal while others areexternal. External sources may include the changes in thetechnological sector, enactment of new legal measures fororganizations to conform to, effects of globalization, and thecompetitive market forces. Internal sources include changes instructures and management. The introduction of new management led toa total overhaul in my workplace some years back. This was in themove to adapt to new technological changes and also the ideologies ofthe new managers.

Changein an organization may face stiff resistance. The resistance mayresult from feelings of insecurity, possibilities of social losses,cases of economic losses, inconveniences, control resentment,repercussions that were not prepared for, and influence threats thatcome along with changes. For instance, when the new management camein place the changes were stiffly resisted since transfers to otherdepartments was inevitable. Fellow employees felt this will break thesocial bond that existed between certain departmental members.