Section 5: Organizational Culture

A group of people sitting around a table, working on paper plans together.Organizational culture is not a simple concept to grasp. There is no one-size-fits-all template and even the slightest internal or external factor can change the culture of an organization. Understanding the levels of organizational culture and the factors that influence them can help you be more successful within an organization.

Every piece of a working environment helps to define and establish culture. Being aware of the role you play in influencing culture can help you to create a better one. On the other hand, being able to recognize signs of a poor culture and having the ability to determine ways to correct it is an invaluable leadership quality. Understanding organizational culture will make you a better employee and a better leader.

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