Culture is the strong foundation where the organization’s strategies and performance are based. Organizational culture is the only sustainable point where it differentiates one organization to the other. It is an invisible driving force which influences the employees of the organization.
To improve the performance in any organization the key lies in matching the culture or the attributes to organizational goals.
There are 4 types of organizational culture which offer a simple means of categorization and understanding.
The organizations use a more open and friendly atmosphere a la family, hence the name. There is an internal focus for integration which emphasizes on flexibility. There is a lot of importance given to the human resources development and unity of the organization. The team work, participation of the employees and the mutual agreement are given the top priority.
The organizations emphasize more on flexibility and discretion, but the inward focus is not the same as collaborate culture. The organization creates a dynamic, creative, innovative and risk-taking work place which is embraced by the employees.
The organization is highly structured for authority and decision making and the control is on the internal focus and integration. The employees and the hierarchy strive to be good coordinators and organizers who are efficient.
These organizations are similar to that of the Control culture. The stability and control are valued and the focus is more on an external orientations like long term relationship with the clients and suppliers and the differentiation over integration is more valued.