Organizational Culture And Identity : An Essential Human Activity

976 Words Jan 10th, 2016 4 Pages
‘Organizational culture and identity’ are vital in organizational identification (M. R. Mills & Bettis, 2006). Work is an essential human activity; psychologically, socially, physically, and economically (Vredenburgh & Shea-VanFossen, 2009). Organizational structure specifies the existence of various departments, job functions and, to a certain extent, the hierarchical status of a person by virtue of their position. Due to the differentiation in job functions and educational backgrounds, people define themselves, for example, through the place of employment or professional affiliations. By identifying with the organization, people in the organization achieve their psychological needs such as self-actualization and affiliation; on the other hand, the organization gets motivated members to produce results as strategized by management (M. R. Mills & Bettis, 2006). One of the strategies in remaining competitive is seeking international recognition through certification and accreditation. Many organizations are seeking public recognition worldwide through certification and accreditation to ensure their economic sustainability and competitiveness. The common ISO certifications sought are ISO 9001 quality management system, ISO 14001 environmental management system, ISO 22000 food safety management system, ISO 27001 information security management system and ISO 17025 competence of testing and calibration laboratories (ISO, 2004, 2011b, 2011c, 2011d, 2011f; The ISO 27000 Directory,…

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