Culture of Organisations (Byte Size)
Organisational culture is an extremely difficult issue to define since there are so many inter-relating components:
Power -- Who holds the legitimate authority and who makes the decisions in the organisation? These authority figures and decision makers may not be the same people.
Politics -- What types of different relationships exist in the organisation and whose views have unofficial influence?
Values and beliefs -- What do the decision makers believe in, and how well are these values accepted by the rest of the people in the organisation?
Ideologies -- What underlying philosophies influence management style and procedures? Is there a recognisable policy of how to deal with people?
Social influences -- What are the different social pressures on behaviour?
After participating in this course, you should be able to:
- explain the component parts of the culture of organisations
- understand the impact of each component on managers.
In working through this session, you will practise the following BTEC common skills:
- Managing and Developing Self
- Working with and Relating to others
- Managing Tasks and Solving Problems
- Applying Numeracy
- Applying Technology
- Applying Design and Creativity