IntroductionOrganizational culture can be defined as the collective behavior of the people working within an organization. It is mainly formed by the organization for the purpose of ensuring that the organization is able to achieve its goals and objectives. It also includes the vision, norms working language of the organization, organization’s beliefs, system and the habits that have been developed within the organization. The organizational culture defines how the employees will relate to each other and to the clients. This will therefore determine the performance of the organization and its public image.
Organizational cultures vary from one organization to the other. However it is always common for all organizations to ensure that the new employees have adopted the culture of the organization. In some instance however, the organizational culture will mainly be dependent on the management and the diversity that exists within the organization. However the organizational cultures may be negative or positive depending on how it will be viewed by the employees, clients and the members of the general public. More companies therefore value the organizational cultures a lot and will always want to have positive cultures.
This is mainly for the purpose of wining the favors of the clients and hence the success of the organization. It is also evident that the most successful organizations in terms of customer satisfaction always have good organizational behaviors. All companies with poor organizational cultures will always find it difficult to maintain its clients which may result to losses and even collapse of the organization. The paper will therefore discuss four articles that are focused in organizational cultures to show how important this aspect is for any organization. Portfolio search strategyDuring the search for the articles and information related to the topic of study, the internet was quite useful.
Using Google to aces the articles from the internet was the main strategy I used. I began by typing the word culture and organizations on the internet search page. It returned more than a thousand articles on cultures and organizations. Most of the information was not relevant to my study and I therefore entered the words organizational cultures and it returned more than one hundred articles.
Most of them were relevant to my study. However since I only required four, I scrutinized fifteen of the most relevant articles. The scrutiny was mainly about how well the article has discussed the concept of culture in an organization. Some were shallow while others were detailed. This leads to the selection of the four most relevant articles for the paper. Portfolio ArticlesArticle 1Tharp, M. (2009). Diagnosing Organizational Culture. Retrieved on 30 March 2012 from, < http: //www. haworth. com/en-us/Knowledge/Workplace-Library/Documents/Diagnosing-Org-Culture_6.pdf> SummaryThe article provides the steps and procedures that can be used to diagnose the culture of an organization.
This is mainly for the purpose of knowing the performance of the organization and also the employees. The article links organizational cultures to effectiveness of the organization. According to the paper, any organization that is efficient has good organizational culture. The article also discusses the main issues to be investigated when diagnosing the culture of an organization. The various aspects of the cultures of organizations have also been analyzed for the purpose of understanding the organization. Several other concepts that have been discussed in the paper include the importance of knowing the culture of an organization.
This is mainly for the purpose of the analysis and diagnosis of the culture of the organization. The article also emphasizes the importance of other aspects of the organizational culture which includes; cultural environment within the organization, the subcultures that exist within the organization and also the existing cultural practices in the organization. The article also highlights the important aspects that should be assessed during the procedure so as to obtain the conclusive diagnosis of the culture.