The Reflection Of The Organizational Culture And The Influence Of Business

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Culture is the accepted norms and values and traditional behavior of a group. Simply put, it is “the way we do things around here” (Lundy & Cowling, 1996). In business, culture can be defined as an evolving set of collective beliefs, values and attitudes that drive a company. It is a key component in the success of a business. In fact, it has an impact on the strategic direction of business. It influences the behavior, the management, the decisions and all the business functions from accounting to production (Kom, 2015). It is a topic that is familiar in work place to all employees. It builds the behavior and relationship inside the enterprise. A new employee for example, might learn and fit in that organizational culture to be successful. Culture in that case, according to Michael Watkins, acts …show more content…

According to Hofstede, organization culture is divided in four main elements: symbols, heroes, rituals and values. These four elements form the onion diagram. Values: Values is the heart of the business culture. It is the deepest level of the organizational culture. It is closely related to moral and ethical codes (Brown, 1988). In my business, integrity, ethical responsibilities and safety will be at the center of our business. Being accountable of all our actions will ensure that we practice our business in ethical manners and for the safety of our customers. It will also ensure that we are ethically responsible toward our customers, our employees and the environment.
Rituals: It is the set of activities which are considered socially essentials. We will incorporate environmental factors through our decisions making process. In fact, people in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas value their ocean. That is why we will always conduct our business in a way that do not degrade the bay and is environmental

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