Values and Behavior are the Organisational Culture of a Business

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Cultural Organisation

The business dictionary (Business Dictionary 2014) defines organisational culture as the ‘values and behaviours that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization’. An organisation's culture is important in ensuring that the performance of the business meets or exceeds the expectations of all aspects of their business, from management to the wider community as a whole. The culture dictates the ways employees interact and brings all the employees on a common platform to extract the best of each member. An organisations culture should be in line with the predefined goals, visions and values outlined in the mission statement.

Organisations with strong cultures are often more effective because they are coherent, well-coordinated and integrated. Employee’s behaviour is based on values that have been well structured and clearly defined with the managers being able to have the skills to implement them. Culture also tends to bring out healthy competition within a workplace. An example of this would be Google (Google, 2014) who ‘strive to maintain the open culture often associated with start-up companies, in which everyone is a hands-on contributor and feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions’. Their offices and work areas are designed to encourage interactions between the employees within and across teams, leading to open communication. They actively encourage direct communication with upper management and the CEO’s,

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