It is not only the behaviour that is important in organisation, rather it is the elements that make up the behaviour that determine the extent to which people are working towards the organisational goals. This essay illuminates the impact of organisational culture on people's behaviour and elaborates how cultural environment affects performance.
The recent emergence of organisational culture in research also encompasses the importance of transforming organisational culture in the process of evoking organisational change. Cultural environment has crucial significance in the event of organisational change because of its importance in defining the employees' reaction. It is not only the employee's reaction that is important in determining organisational change, but also it is the overall effectiveness of organisational culture that influences the process of change in an organisation. Furthermore, this essay argues that transformation of organisational culture is more important for the successful implementation of organisational change.
This paper discusses the impact of organisational culture in affecting employee behaviour and elaborates the importance of cultural change in the event of organisational change. ...
What is much more common today is the widespread recognition that organisational change is not just, or even necessarily mainly about changing the structure but often requires changing the culture too" Stewart (1999). Therefore, this essay encompasses the ever increasing importance of cultural environment in the context of organisational behaviour and organisational change. The essay begins with analysing the effects of cultural environment on behavioural aspects of the organisation and moves on to the discussion of importance of culture in the process of organisational change.
Impact of Organisational Culture on Behaviour
Organisational culture happens to be an important study in the field of organisational behaviour because of its significance for affecting people, behaviours and performance in the organisation. Recently, there has been increased focus on the examination of effectiveness of organisational culture in moulding behaviour of employees and giving it a certain form along with its importance in the instance of organisational change. Culture is an integral part of all the social aspects of human beings, but within organisational perspective, it has a critical significance in driving the people in organisation to work effectively and collectively towards the achievement of organisational goals. This has been the major reason that has driven the focus of research from effects of organisation on people to the impact of organisational culture in shaping behaviours within an organisation. The proceeding paragraphs demonstrate and the impact of organisational culture on people's behaviour and change processes in an organisation.
The term 'culture' has several definitions and understandings in different perspectives.