Definition of Organization Culture
Culture is shared meaning, understanding and sense making.
The shared beliefs, values and expectations held by individual also constitute organization culture.
Organization culture can therefore said to be the essential collection of shared values which provide both explicit and implicit sign post to preferred behavior in the organizations.
Importance of culture in an organization
- It creates distinction between one organization and others.
- It conveys a sense of identity for organizations members.
- It facilities the generation of commitment to something larger than one’s individual interest.
- It enhances the stability of social system.