ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE observable culture into their leadership strategies to

Organizational culture observable culture into their

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ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE observable culture into their leadership strategies to encourage the subordinate to conform to the internal culture. Implications of Organizational Culture Organizational culture needs proper handling to be productive and has positive implications. Lack of effective handling may result in stressful working situations, reduced productivity, inadequate management of workplace diversity, and discrimination. The major positive implication of an effective organizational culture relates to an organization’s sustainability factor (Acar, 2014). A healthy culture in which there is strict adherence to the organizational norms has the potential to improve the workplace environment and minimize the related stress levels. In this regard, effective cultures result in innovation and high performance. A company that has the ability to improve productivity, as well as innovation, is moving towards long-term sustainability in the market (Acar, 2014). The role played by internal culture in relation to operational practices makes it vital to organizational success. It influences the behavioral characteristics of the employees and orients the employees towards the achievement of organizational goals. Organizational culture influences a company’s employee turnover by ensuring job satisfaction. Productive cultures improve employee retention. Internal cultures that ensure proper alignment between organizational culture and the local culture provide employees with work environments that they find familiar or satisfactory (Acar, 2014). Employers often want to retain the best talents within the organizations. However, the retention of employees can only take place in the presence of satisfactory working environments and positive cultural values (Hartlieb et al., n.d.). This may include proper leadership practices and minimal discrimination. Most importantly, culture is essential for creating a positive image or brand. Organizations with proper brand value help in the recruitment of skilled staff as well as retaining customer loyalty. Impact of Culture on Strategic Management Organizational culture serves as an essential aspect of organizational strategic management. The effectiveness or lack thereof of a strong organizational culture determines 9
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ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE the survival or failure of an organization. Organizational culture affects strategic management from four aspects that include corporate social responsibility, employees, partners, and customers (Ankrah et al., n.d.). Organizational culture entails interaction between individuals and groups including employees, partners, and clients. It implies that a strong organizational culture can result in benefits such as strong social responsibility, consistent employee performance, adequate cooperation with partners, and improved customer service.
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