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Different strokes for different
organizations. It is apparent that one company may significantly vary from
another on how
they do and run their business. It might do some good if we could define
culture. Putting it simply, culture is the set of ideas, beliefs and emotions
that shape or mold a group. While there has been no concrete definition
laid down to describe what corporate culture is, the phrase "the way we do
things around here", is what commonly and simply describes culture.
Thus, one may see corporate culture as one that affects the individual
upon his entry in an organization. The other way around may imply the idea
individuals or group of individuals manipulating the culture present in
The topic is wholly within the purview of performance management and the
way company leaders handle their organizations and vice versa depend on
what culture they have in place. One way of knowing and arriving at the
concrete description of your organizational culture is through guide questions.
You may observe or make inquiries to your fellow workers to determine the
practices and management styles followed by a company. These are only a
few of the factors in determining what kind of work environment you’re
getting into. Understanding this particular trait of an organization helps
you in knowing how well you can perform under certain situations. If any
branch or any employee is uncomfortable with the current system then it
may be a hindrance to optimal performance.
If you want to learn more about defining or understanding your own company
characteristics, click on the sites to find related articles. Other resources
reveal different established cultures general in nature that may apply
to existing organizations.