Organisational Culture

ByTom Quinn

Organisational Culture

Culture is an individual, psychological, as well as a social construct. Organisations have their own unique culture which inevitably forms part of its identity or personality.There is substantial evidence to indicate the impact of culture on organisational performance. The culture of an organisation defines what is acceptable and what is not.  It is, in fact, the framework of behaviour that unites all members of the organisation. With regards to faith institutions, evidence point to the fact that most do not have a clearly defined culture which is embraced by all members.  Members have their own unique culture which represents their identity. Without defining the culture, it is impossible to understand the purpose of the organisation. This can eventually lead to different factions in the organisation which then threatens its vision and survival/growth.  The aim of this programme is to examine the impact of culture on organisational performance and how the external environment can influence culture.

Participants will learn:

  • How organisational culture develops and factors that influence culture
  • How the core values, vision and mission can be integrated into the culture of the organisation.
  • How to evaluate environmental factors likely to influence culture
  • To identify the components of culture / The cultural web
  • Types of culture
  • The link between organisational culture and sustainable competitive advantage
  • The implications of organisational culture for organisations and management


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