Organizational Culture : The Best Organizational Performance

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The objective of this essay is to critically discuss that the 'best ' organisational cultures lead to the 'best ' organisational performance using concepts and examples trough analysis of empiric studies.
Many studies have proved that organisational culture has a deep influence on many different aspects of an organisational process, employees and their performance. (Lim,1995) A variety of studies occupies that the performance is increased to achieve the organisations goals when employees acknowledge the same norms and values of the organisation. The cultures differ and have a certain complexity. Nevertheless, it is indispensable for the management to initialise each employee to the organisational norms, values, objectives in order to achieve the commitment, which increases the productivity.
Culture is collective conditioning of minds helping a the members of one organisation to differ themselves from the other one. (Hofstede, 1980) It is a collection of diverse values and behaviours able to increase performance. (Schein, 1990) Other scientist argued that the culture is defined as “a set of norms and values that are widely shared and strongly held throughout the organisation” (O’Reilly and Chatman, 1996: 166) It is important to understand and share a culture in an organisation. Culture is helpful to reconstruct the cognition and decisions of employees and has a variety of beliefs, values and assumptions required for each organisation to conduct its business. (Pettigrew,
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