Organisational Culture - Strong organisational cultures

3 important questions on Organisational Culture - Strong organisational cultures

On what two characteristics are strong cultures based?

Strong cultures are based on two characteristics:
  • high levels of agreement among employees about what they value.
  • high intensity toward these values. 

          reduce turnover, builds cohesiveness, loyalty, org. identity

What happens when there is a high level of intensity but low agreement.

Underlying value clash that causes a lot of conflict.

Do organisations have uniform cultures?

  • Most organisations have a dominant culture and numerous sets of subcultures.
  • The dominant culture expresses the core values a majority of members share and that gives the organisation a distinct personality.
  • Subcultures tend to develop in large organisations to reflect common problems, situations or experiences that members face.

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