The Corporate Culture Between the Public and the Private Sectors

694 Words May 8th, 2011 3 Pages
The foundations to organize company’s personnel are different between the public and the private sectors. These may also be different from one country to another or from one company to another according to the organization, the context of evolution and its environment. And from these foundations and values that are shared by all staff, a corporate culture is set.

The corporate culture is a key variable to explain the daily life and strategic choices made by a social group. The corporate culture is in a sense, a product of national culture and therefore a set of values and signs shared by the majority of employees.

Seen from the outside, all companies in a country are alike: workshops, warehouses, offices, constant movements of people
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The personality of a company also reflects the personality of its leaders, at "axa", it is CEO who has a strong influence on the culture that the company wants to pass through goal setting and strategy of development.
In assurance maladie even if it is managed by the state, each individual seeks to satisfy his need to belong without being dependent on the culture instilled by the state.

In addition the public status of “assurance maladie " requires that it must be transparent about its economic, financial or social situation which is not always the case with private businesses as "axa".

This lack of transparency oblige private company to suggest a human resources strategy that will seek to reconcile the interests of the company and the employees for a social peace, in order to show workers that they have an important place and an opportunity of promotion so they keep their motivation.

The corporate culture is like a collection of complexes allowing each individual to identify with their organization. Facing an unstable environment and increasingly complex, firms seek to boost their human potential. The corporate culture seems to be a response to develop this potential. But we can still consider the fate of these concerns. The corporate culture, as strong as it is not eternal. Indeed the downsizing imposed to "axa” staff caused a sharp questioning of the culture because "axa” is shown as Paternalist Company that

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