Pros and cons of organizational culture?


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Organizational culture refers to the compilation of the set of values and norms which are shared by the people and groups in a particular organization. It is also defined as the communication process which creates, sends, stores and process information which is observed or examined through words, behaviors and material things. Additionally, it being a set of shared mental assumptions and guide interpretation, it defines the appropriate behavior at any given instance.

The Pros of an Organizational Culture are:

● There is recognition of diversity among employees and managers
● There is a just and reasonable treatment for each employees
● Due credit is given to an employee's contribution
● There is equal opportunity for all employees
● Employees can accomplish and achieve their full potential
● There is a stronger communication and information dissemination among the employees regarding the company's policies and issues.
● It produces dedicated leaders with a vision and purpose.
● It will enable the company to compete with similar organization
● Increase in efficiency of the employees owe to the company's investment in employees' trainings.
● There company will have a sustainable and consistent programs as well as understandable guidelines for the employees.

The Cons of Organizational Culture

● It is criticized as a futile endeavor to "pigeonhole" or categorize the organizational culture itself.
● It is disadvantageous to the organization if the employees focus on the company's rules and regulations rather than the real and concrete goals of the company.
● It is also unfavorable to new employees joining the team because of the presented culture, which makes improvement and advancement impracticable.
● Employees will be slow to react and reply to varying and shifting demographics.
● Difficulty for outsider working with the company to figure out what's going on. An example of which is job descriptions are automatically understood by the insiders without having the necessity of explaining it to co-workers from the outside.

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