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Unformatted text preview: forms of expression Organisational/ Corporate Culture
Something an organisation has?
Unitarist/ Functionalist View - Culture is acquired by employees, and is
given to its members when they join, they do not participate in its
Something an organisation is?
Culture is organic (evolutionary), it is difficult to manipulate.
an organisation doesn’t have one dominant culture, rather organisations
are composed of numerous subcultures which may or not exist in harmony
“Managers can influence the evolution of culture … but they can never
control culture” (Morgan 1997) Something an organisation does?
reflects common views about ‘how things are done around here’ or ‘the
sum total of how an organisation accomplishes its purpose or mission” Pause & Reflect: Why is it important to know the difference? Organisational
Organisational or Corporate Culture (Different Perspectives)
Pause and Reflect:
How did Corporate Culture come about?
Where did it come from? Organisational/
Organisational/ Corporate Culture (Different Perspectives)
Pause and Reflect:
How did Corporate Culture link with Topic 2 (Org Structure) and Topic 8
(Strategic Management), and Topic 11 (HRM)? Flat Organisation Structure Tall Organisation Structure Physical structures
Rituals & ceremonies
Stories & legends Beliefs
Assumptions Artefacts of
culture Culture and Performance
Does Culture affect corporate performance?
Why is Culture important? What purpose it serve in an organisation?
(Link this to Topic 11: HRM) Strong Organisational/ Corporate Culture
– Control system
– Social glue
But can we ‘change’ an organisation’s culture?
How do leaders influence cultural change?
(Link this to Topic 10: Leadership) Dominant
subDominant culture & sub-cultures - Another perspective of Corporate
A dominant culture refers to the culture that is espoused and promoted by the
- Expressed via the organisation’s artefacts and c...
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