Strengths And Weaknesses Of Organizational Culture

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’Culture is the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another.’- Hofstede
‘Culture consists of the derivatives of experience, more or less organized, learned or created by the individuals of a population, including those images or encodements and their interpretations (meanings) transmitted from past generations, from contemporaries, or formed by individuals themselves.’ -T.Schwartz

A definition about organizational culture is: The values and the behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. It is shaped by the individuals who work there and guided by the vision, mission and the values that of the company. The shared goal and vision
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Weaknesses of static model:
• Does not allow for a sense of diversity
• Keeping up with the changing demands of employees may become difficult
• Finding people to come into the company that fit with the culture may become difficult
• Keeps focus on the past and present and no so much on the future
• Industry changes and in order to stay competitive your company may need to adapt to changes
Strengths of static model:
• Constant culture can provide a sense of stability, security and predictability
• Expectations are understood with little or no changes through time
• Formal rules and procedures with clearly defined set of behaviors

Dynamic models
“Always active or changing” – Meriam Websters Dictionary
Culture will only change when:
• People attitudes change
• New behavior produces advantages
• Connection between new attitudes and performance improvements are realized
It worth noting that the organizational change is not the best for the following reasons:
• Difficult to change corporate culture
• Time consuming and
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