Corporate culture continues to receive a lot of attention in businesses all around the world due to its potential to affect the organizational performance of a company. There are multiple positive and negative aspects of corporate culture which can lead to the key to success of an organization. Thus, many organizations like McDonalds, have come to appreciate the influence corporate culture has on them.
Definition of Corporate Culture
Per Dictionary.com (2002) the definition of corporate culture is “the philosophy, values, behavior, dress codes, etc., that together constitute the unique style of policies of a company”. In other words, it relates back to the beliefs and behaviors which determine how both management and employees …show more content…
Some negative aspects of a corporate culture can make or break the company (Allen,2013). Some negative things about corporate culture are changes and flexibility.
Tough to Change Having a corporate culture gives the employees an identity. When they belong to identity it encourages participation in the company. However, since a business is never standing still there are always opportunities for changes (Johnson,2016). If an owner decides it is time to make a change it threatens the employer’s identity. Thus, the employee might not support the change and decide to leave the company.
Most companies have some type of flexibility with their coworkers needs. However, if a company is not willing to offer any flexibility employees will feel trapped (Johnson,2016). If there is no flexibility being provided by the corporate culture, it potentially can bring a great disadvantage when the company needs to adapt to change. Thus, companies can lose employees and customers if they are not willing to be flexible with change or new ideas (Serena, 2010).
Culture effects on …show more content…
The culture provides the organization with an identity that makes it distinct from others. Effective communication is important to have a positive culture at the workplace (MSG, 2010). Culture is the result of interaction between employees. Without a corporate culture a business would have no guidelines and would affect the communication amongst employees. Culture is defined by the way people communicate, interact, and how decisions are made. If the culture is not made from the start of the business, a business should expect there to be little or no business transactions. It would not have a set of guidelines for employees to follow as well as failing to give opportunity for there to be communication since communication revolves around the culture of the company (Lotich,