In the corporate world, organizational culture is an integral part of workplace situations with basic pattern of shared assumptions, values and beliefs that govern behavior within a particular organization.
You might want to ask further, why Organizational Culture? Well, that is because it is pervasive and powerful; being a two side of the coin for both employer and employee alike. For corporate leaders, it is either a force for change or an insurmountable barrier to it.
For employees, it is either the glue that bonds people together or the force that drives them away from the organization. In short, culture is a set of values and beliefs for which individuals are equipped with cultural tools to understand, interpret, and utilize the cultural symbols they are presented with in the everyday world.
While the employee will tend towards the sociability function of organizational culture, the employer tilts more to solidarity function. Both ways, balancing the solidarity and sociability function of organizational culture help to create a robust and result oriented culture around the workplace situation
If you’ve ever read the book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t – by Jim Collins, then you know there are plenty of good companies, but there are very few great companies. When it comes down to it, there are actually only a few key characteristics that take a company from good to great, but those characteristics make all the difference.