Types of Company Culture and Understanding Where Your Organization Fits
The effect of culture on an organization is profound, as it touches every aspect. It influences employees' job satisfaction, the public's perception and the organization's bottom line. Therefore, your corporate culture should be flexible to growth in order to fit any changing needs. Each organization has a unique culture, but different cultures may have a set of similar characteristics that may place them in a similar category. Knowing organizational culture can help you understand your working environment. You can then match the culture to the company's climate of operation. Some managers may not even be aware of their culture. The way they conduct their activities, treat employees, suppliers and customers, however, can give you a clue as to the type of culture they have. Using Quinn and Rorbaugh’s Competing Values Framework described here, you can classify the category in which the culture belongs.