Participative Organizational Culture


By

Shweta Bhatia
Lecturer
Global School of Business
Knowledge Tower, Level- III, B-II/100, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044
 


We spend maximum hours at work each day. Many of us spend this time with those we work with than we do with our relatives, friends. For us to be a happy & contented people, that time must be very precious to see our graph growing in our careers.

We want to be occupied in our work. We crave for work that is enjoyable, meaningful and winning. When we are engaged with our task we feel safer on the job, more prolific and keener and also able to deliver best to our customers.

It is for these fundamental grounds that Organizational Culture matters as it is the personality of the organization.

What is a Culture?

Culture encompasses the assumptions, standards, norms and tangible signs (object) of members of the organization and their behaviors. The term Culture is not that easy to express, until & unless one can actually feel it or sense it while his/her presence in the organization. For example, the culture of large, profit making corporations is poles apart than that of an educational institution.

Organizational Culture often get confuse with the term Organization Climate. However there is a broad distinction line between the two:

The Climate of the Organization is the State of its Health. How the employees feel about their jobs, their supervisors, their peers, top management, and many other factors affects their individual productivity, and collectively the ability of the organization to achieve its objectives. However Culture is deeper shared tacit assumptions that are held by many people in the organization. It describes people's mindset about how the organization works.

Organizations have come a long way through time. Earlier organizations had a traditional way of thinking and a weedy organizational culture. They mainly focused on profit or productivity with no regard for employee morale and participation. However, companies now-a-days focus on different dimensions of the organizational culture. Now they build key values that are deeply held and widely shared throughout the company.

In Nutshell we can say that the approaches of the organizations culture are touching the participative style than the autocratic.

This article will focus on importance of participative modern management style in order to attain overall success of organization.
 


Shweta Bhatia
Lecturer
Global School of Business
Knowledge Tower, Level- III, B-II/100, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044
 

Source: E-mail July 3, 2010

          

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