The Application Of Culture And Culture In Woolworths

argumentative Essay
2396 words
2396 words

Executive Summery

This is a Report to show the clear idea about the culture in Woolworths demonstrating the application of culture and critical approaches. Culture is something which is very hard to explain but it is easy to gain when it slowly grow bigger into a society. Culture mainly includes; learning values which means attitude and dominant value, partaking of rites which means communal behaviour, modelling against heroes and understanding symbols such as; legends, uniform, myths etc.
These above ingredients of culture are gained from birth which means anyone is much influenced by their family, religion, school, and workplace and from friends. Culture mainly stands for supporting role for almost overall success of organization not only that but also it reflects in the outcomes of an organization such as, quality and productivity, obligation and performance. Organizational culture has always been a question for everyone on how the culture and power are associated to an organization.
The shared value systems of an organization member are the one who plays essential role in affecting the business activity and success of an organization in the competitive and global environment. I will present this report mainly focusing over the view of the culture and how culture and power are stressful in retail stores like Woolworths Limited. When we go to previous history of organization, this report tries to make us understand about the culture and power structure of Woolworths limited.

Culture is “a system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organisation and guides the behaviour of its members” (Schermerhorn et al. 2011). It plays an important role in any organisation. For instance, in Woolworths we can se...

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...rd level and within its senior executive group by 2015. Representation of women in leadership roles across the company has remained constant over the last two financial years at 27%” (Woolworth 2013). This organisation also provides flexible working hours for women employees. Moreover women are equally rewarded and valued as men. Female workers in Woolworths are more hardworking and punctual at work in compare to male staff working there.

Finally what I would like to conclude is the basic link between competitive advantage and the ability to always deliver quality goods and services to the customer, the organisational culture include quality as a core value and emphasize the quality commitment in all aspects of and organisation and Woolworths endeavours to create work environment where every person can except to treat similarly with dignity and respect.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that culture is a system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organisation and guides the behaviour of its members.
  • Defines values as the belief and faith people have towards the organisation. woolworths is focused on customer service and maintains customer satisfaction.
  • Concludes that woolworths has the strong and effective organisational culture as deal and kennedy's theory.
  • Explains that woolworths is an organisation which consists of people from different societies. it is impossible to characterize an organization as having a single culture.
  • Explains that the most visible level of the culture is its artifacts and creations. it is visible by physical layout, technological output, language spoken, artistic productions, etc.
  • Analyzes how the report focuses moves from culture to the concept and application of power in woolworths and studies how feminist theories are cherished and experienced in the organization.
  • Explains that woolworths' hierarchy system shows that formal authority starts at the top with board and senior managers.
  • Explains that feminist scholars believe that women in organizations can become marginalized in organizational life because of the dynamics of gender relationship within patriarchal organizational structures. woolworths will aim to have 33% representation of women at board level and within its senior executive group by 2015.
  • Concludes that woolworths strives to create a work environment where everyone can except to treat similarly with dignity and respect.
  • Explains that the report aims to show the clear idea about the culture in woolworths demonstrating the application of culture and critical approaches.
  • Explains that the purpose of this business report is to demonstrate the application of cultural and critical approaches inside the woolworths which considered as one of the biggest employers in australia.
  • Describes woolworths as a strong, down-to-earth, family-oriented company with ethical values and 'hard-working, responsible' culture.
  • Explains that an organization's culture is the root of amalgamation of the values and beliefs of its employees.
  • Explains that the success of an organisation is related to the strong culture of the organisation.
  • Explains that woolworths recognises those who have performed well and make difference with their contribution. since opening the first single basement store in sydney’s pitt street in 1924, the organisation has grown into a household name.
  • Explains that rituals are the ceremonies through which an organisation celebrates its values. woolworths has a number of programs in place to engage stakeholders.
  • Explains that culture is socially created through the interaction of organizational members. woolworths is an emergent organisation.
  • Explains that woolworths depends on 190,000 staff across their stores, distribution centres, and support offices to provide exceptional service, products and price. in 2010, they invested over $63 million into learning and development initiatives.
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