Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Strong Culture

In the last byte, we looked at the function organizational culture plays. In today's byte, we look at the strong culture perspective. 

Strong culture in an organizational context refers to one where there is a consues on the values that drive the company and with an  intensity that is recognizable evel to outsiders. 

It is generally observed that strong culture perspective steates that organizations with "strong" cultures perform better than other organizations. Strong culture is deeply held and widerly shared!
Strong culture are ones that facilitate performance for three reasons:
  1. The culture is characterised by goal alignment
  2. It creates a high level of motivation of values shared by members
  3. It provides control without the oppressive effects of a bureaucracy
However there is a perplexing set of questions that we believe is worth wondering:
  1. It has been observed that strong economic performance can create strong culture, but would it be the reverse?
  2. Would a strong culture always lead you up the path of growth?

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