Organizational culture

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PYC 4810
AssigNment 02
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Introduction Organizational culture is an important part of any organization, for this is the principles a company stand for. Without a strong, stable culture, an organization is sure to fail sooner than later. I will now discuss the subjects briefly mentioned in assignment 1.
1. The organizational culture of the organization where I work:
1.1. A) Definition of Organizational culture and 4 types of cultures.
Organizational culture refers to the shared values, norms, visions, symbols, beliefs, habit, working language between people sharing a working environment.
There are, according to (Greenberg, 2011) four types of organizational cultures that exist.
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Communication, important in every aspect of life is also important to improve the culture in organizations. The last point is celebration- everybody needs some reward for good work done. This will motivate employees to work hard to reach the upcoming goals and having fun in the workplace is fundamental. (Denison , 1990).
The above is not the strategies I will follow to improve my organizational culture, its important elements that forms the basis of a good organizational culture. The stages of improvement include strategies to spread the culture throughout the company and beyond the borders of the company and let everyone be aware of them. I believe through doing that, the culture will improve. Here follows 6 strategies
Symbols: Symbols are, according to (Ornstein, 1986) those objects, not needing words to be described. The symbols of an organization can rest in the waiting room, the size of the building, the awards hanging around, the atmosphere when you walk into the doors etc. these symbols let you know what the company is all about. Thus, it spells out the organizational culture.
Slogans- Phrases that summarize the organizational culture:
Slogans are those catchy tunes or saying things unique to a certain company. The slogan can tell you a lot about the companies’ culture, because the companies “heart” is captures in a few phrases. Thus, the employees and public can grasp the essence of


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