Organizational Culture


Definition: Organizational Culture is the set of shared mental assumptions that guide interpretation and action in an organization by defining appropriate behavior for various situations (Ravasi and Schultz).
The OC causes collective behavior of the employees of an organization (organizational climate) and represent the shared meanings that employees attach to their actions.
OC includes the organization's values, visions, norms, working language, systems, symbols, beliefs and habits.
According to Schein, there are Three Levels of Culture.
According to Deal and Kennedy there are 4 Culture Types.
Changing an organization culture is notoriously hard to achieve.


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