Creating an Organizational Culture of Success and High Standard
Organizational Culture, the Glue that Connects the Organization
Beyond your organization's conduct abroad, its internal culture is extremely important. An organization, where the employees are estranged from one another or an alienation exists between employees and management - creates a tense and discouraging atmosphere in the workplace.
Think about the time employees spend in the company, it’s a fact that they spend more time at work than they do at home. It is important that your employees to not only feel comfortable, but they must also feel that they belong to the firm where they spend most of their day. Organizational culture is the "glue" that connects employees to themselves, the management, colleagues and the company itself, the organization and its external environment.
Culture is a System of Norms and Beliefs
Corporate culture is, in fact, a reflection of beliefs, thoughts, values and norms of the organization, as conceived and realized by the employees. Imagine a smoking cessation institute with all its employees smoking, this example illustrates the huge gap between the values of the organization and the culture demonstrated by its employees.
In contrast to this, an organization that has established an organizational culture of mutual respect and tolerance will not tolerate an employee, supplier, or client who will act against another worker.
Another example may be a company that advocates environmental protection will find it difficult to accept a polluting employee. In fact, once there is a common framework of organizational culture, it is easier for employees to identify with the organization, feel part of it, and even more - to broadcast it in a way that will also affect the customers. Thus, company’s culture can be a key factor in the organization's success - no less than a good product that your organization offers.
Successful Corporate Culture is Reflected in Financial Success
An organization with a connection and commitment between management and employees will accomplish greater achievements - that ultimately affect its profitability in a positive manner. Employees who feel connected to the organization are more productive and those who feel comfortable with their co-workers do not want to stay behind in giving their best performance. For example, Intel incorporates a close and successful organizational culture in its factories around the world.
According to the corporate cultural norms of Intel, company employees volunteer for working in different neighborhoods. In 2008, alone, Intel employees worldwide completed about one million volunteer hours. A few months ago, Intel was chosen as one of the most sought-after jobs in the world. Intel's corporate culture plays a significant part in its choice.
Additional Values of Organizational Culture
The internal corporate culture in the company will ultimately lead to a sense of identification with the organization and its goals. In addition, organizational culture will lead to a strong sense of belonging among the employees, who strongly feel that the company give them benefit beyond the ongoing work. Moreover, a number of studies conducted in the United States have shown that assimilating an organizational culture in organizations, ultimately reduced the percentage of employees who abandoned their jobs and even strengthened personal ties between employees, which helped prevent conflicts.