Types of organisational culture

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  • Created on: 11-03-13 15:47


1. Power culture

A power culture is one where there is a central source of power which is responsible for decision making. This means that employees are likely to be more resistant to change, because they don't get chance to offer their opinions. They may also resist change as they believe that senior managers are out of touch with the day-to-day activities of the business.

2. Role culture

In companies with a role culture, decisions are made through well-established rules and procedures. Power is associated with a role, such as marketing director or supervisor, rather than with individuals. Change is also rare in companies with role culture because they avoid taking risks and trying new things - this means employees are likely to resist change because they are not used to doing things differently.


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