Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Characteristics of Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture is the set of values that helps the employees understand which actions are considered acceptable and which actions are considered unacceptable. 

Answer the following questions to determine what is your current culture is and consider what you, your team, and senior management can do to improve in each area.

 Member Identity
Do employees identify with the whole organization?

Group Emphasis
Are work activities organized around groups or individuals?

People Focus
Do management decisions consider the impact of decisions on employees?

Unit Integration
Is work organized in a coordinated or independent manner?

Are rules and regulations used to manage employee behavior?

Risk Tolerance
Are employees encouraged to use their own initiative?

Reward Criteria
Are rewards performance based?

Conflict Tolerance
Is constructive criticism encouraged?

Means-Ends Orientation
Is the end result rather than the process employed all important?

Open Systems Focus
Is the organization aware of and responsive to external environments?

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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