Have you ever wondered why there is so much talk about organisational culture these days and why there are so many management books written about the topic? Does your company culture matter to you, especially as it is unlikely that you personally can do much to change it? An awareness of culture can make a big difference to how you perceive management problems and to how you act on these problems. Understanding cultures can enhance inter-group relationships, and perhaps, even help you get a promotion more quickly. Whether you are working in a very stable culture, or one which is constantly in transition, we will show you that you can be more effective as a manager if you understand how your culture works. The objectives for this topic are to:
- What is culture?
- Where do cultures come from?
- How can culture affect your job and your organization?