Effects of culture
|Effects of culture|
Effects of culture is the way of thinking, feeling and acting of all employees in order to achieve measurable benefits by the company. The effects of culture are aimed at the integration of employees and the pursuit of joint action in the area of the mission, vision and strategy of the organization. Creating the same way of measuring methods and criteria for assessing achieved effects, working out a common language of communication, helps to avoid conflicts and negative emotions.
Effects of culture and organizational culture of the company
- a set of standards,
- value systems,
- behavioral and language requirements of the organization,
- it applies to views, beliefs, expectations and behaviors,
- common and connect all employees of the company.
Building a high level of organizational culture
By building a high level of organizational culture, the company becomes unique both for its employees and for its clients.
Basic conditions for achieving a high organizational culture:
- it is necessary to understand the organization between employees and managers.The manager takes part in the process of management and decision making. His approach to tasks, building team cooperation and sense of responsibility, strategic thinking, anticipation and responding to threats affect the employees' approach to performing, understanding and accepting tasks at a given position.
- the manager is the motivator of actions, defining the direction to which the whole team is heading. Motivating brings optimal results when an employee identifies their own goals with the goals of the organization in which they work.
Effective motivation requires the manager to get to know the individual needs and expectations of his employees. Managers should motivate their subordinates in such a way that they can jointly shape the beneficial image of the organization and constantly increase efficiency. Employees need motivation to feel good in the work environment and contribute to achieving optimal goals by the organization. Some employees motivate money, while others need recognition and respect, opportunities to grow and achieve personal and professional goals.
- a motivated employee can be a source of knowledge and contribute to innovation in the company, that is to change, a new solution that improves something, gives new quality, leads to product improvement or allows to create a new process, product or service.
Lower level managers supported by the company's managers base their activities on values, vision and objectives in line with the organization's policy. Values are important in private life and at enterprise level. In the company, they shape organizational culture, especially in periods of uncertainty, but also motivate to action. Values are people's competences and behaviors, are reflected in the products, services and activities of the organization. It is not only the relations within the organization, but also the cooperation with the external environment of the company through the sale of goods and services. The customer does not have to know the ethical code or the company's value system and its vision.
- if employees engage in the work they do and have a good approach to the customer, customers learn about the values and goals of the company, gain trust in it, buy products and services more willingly.It brings tangible benefits to the company and is a source of income for owners and employees.
- the high level of organizational culture means that the company is unique to employees, but it is also well perceived and evaluated by clients.In the long run leads to increased production efficiency, better quality of products and services, meeting expectations and satisfying the needs of customers.
The most important effects of culture
There are various effects of culture on the organization, managers and employees. Most important are:
- enhancing understanding between employees and managers
- increased capacity for action and higher motivation
- creating common organizational identity which leads to identification with organization and its other members
- creates common values and beliefs regarding work, customer care, discipline, ethics, etc.
- allows to build internal cohesion between organizational units and participation in goal setting and achieving
- increases willingness to innovation, cooperation in problem resolution and contribution to common good
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Author: Danuta Korzeniak