Evaluating an organisation’s culture
Evaluating an organisation’s culture One of the ways to assess organisational culture is to map where a given organisation falls on a set of different spectra. Typical features of organisational culture include: – Innovation and risk taking – Attention to detail – Outcome orientation – People orientation – Team orientation – Aggressiveness – Stability (in contrast to readiness to grow) Submit a document in which you use these features of organisational culture to characterize the prevailing culture of your organisation (or of an organisation you know well). Instead of evaluating this organisation’s overall culture as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, evaluate the organisation with regard to each of the seven features. Explain which of these aspects of your organisation you like in their present form, which you would change and your recommendations for an intervention to bring about that change.