Organizational Culture of Alibaba

1463 WordsFeb 14, 20156 Pages
Introduction 15 years ago, Alibaba is only a small company founded by a group of 18 people. Nowadays, Alibaba has been grown as a Chinese e-commerce empire across electric commerce, finance industry and wireless industry who also owns 10 subsidiary companies. Besides, the most important resource perceived by Alibaba which called Alibabaer, employees of Alibaba, has been grown to 24,000 people (February, 2014). In the same time, as a untraditional company, Alibaba has established a strong company organizational culture based on a shared mission, vision and value system as the cornerstone of the company and its subsidiaries. They respect the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation, and focus on meeting the needs of their customers. According…show more content…
To achieve the goal more effectively, the leader used a strategy of transfer from Alibaba’s subsidiary companies to the network communication department rather than recruit from the society. Surprisingly, only one week later, 100 people were ready for their new posts. According to the supervisor of the department, if the organizational culture of Alibaba is all about performance orientation, what every departments of Alibaba consider would be their own interests, a lot of new businesses would be difficult to carry out, because everyone prefers to stay the post where they can make money rather than take risks of new business. Generally speaking, the bigger of the companies and the more complex of the business, the harder to improve synergy within a company. however, basing on the organizational structure and culture of Alibaba, then new businesses can be carried out effectively. In other words, thanks to the culture, advanced systems can be introduced and proceeded within Alibaba. In order to inspire the employees’ work autonomy and optimize the transference of human resource within the system, Alibaba improves the system of transferring. Transferring from a department to another was used to be must agreed by both the former department manager and the receiving department, but now, if the receiving department agrees, the former department must agree the transference unconditionally. That system of “free transfer" is
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