Characteristics of Organization Culture

  1. Innovation and risk taking: The degree to which employees are encouraged to be innovative and take risk.
  2. Attention to detail: The degree to which employees are expected to exhibit precision ,analysis and attention to detail .
  3. Outcome orientation: The degree to which management focuses on result or outcomes rather than on the techniques and processes used to achieve those outcomes.
  4. People orientation: The degree to which management decisions take into consideration the effect of outcomes on people within organization.
  5. Team orientation: The degree to which work activities are organized around teams rather than individuals.
  6. Aggressiveness: The degree to which people are aggressive and competitive rather than easy going
  7. Stability: The degree to which organizational activities emphasize maintaining the status quo in contrast to growth.
  8. Norms: Standard to behavior exist including guidelines on how much work to do .
  9. Dominant values: These are those values that the organizations advocates and expects from the participants in an organization e.g. High quality, low absenteeism and high efficiency.
  10. Rules: These are strict guidelines related to getting along in the organization.



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