Types of Organizational Cultures

The definition of culture is imparting a flavor of the concept. More formal definitions of culture focus upon the ideologies, norms and customs, shared values and beliefs, which characterized an organization. Many people explain a variety of phenomena and such as each one tend to adopt a slightly different perspective; therefore, there is no universally accepted definition. Currently, the most widely accepted definition is “a pattern of basic assumptions which invented, discovered or developed by a given group. As it learns to cope with its problems of external adoption and internal integration which has worked well enough to be considered valuable and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think and feel in relation to those problems” (Schein; 1985; P9).

There are many different ways to describe an organization culture, where by, now we are using 6 independent dimensions.

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