Definitions of Culture

According to Hofstede, culture refers to the collectively programmed aspects that serve to distinguish one category of individuals from another. He considers the investigation of culture as an activity that is aimed at capturing the general trend that is characteristic of a group of individuals at a general level. There are various levels of culture including regional, national, religious, ethnic, social class, even organizational, and gender. According to Hofstede, culture can be captured by evaluating the scores that relate to four values. These values are commonly referred to as cultural di ...

The Corporate Culture

The corporate culture is engrained in innovation. According to the SAS Institute Inc. (2010), the company's philosophy/vision is stewardship for today, preservation for tomorrow. The objectives of SAS Institute Inc. are primarily business driven. For instance, it is indicated the company is concerned with maintaining its high levels of productivity based on research and development. Thus, the company has an objective to sustain its global dominance. This is supported by increasing sales. Thus, the company also has an objective of increasing its sales. The company's strategy is to reduce the ne ...

The Ancient Egyptian Culture

When talking about Egypt, the picture of pyramids appears in the imagination at once. There are no other ancient sights in Egypt that are similarly outstanding and legendary. This country is predominantly famous for its remarkable Pyramids at Giza. A lot of tourists come to Egypt just to visit these famous places of interest. It is their main destination. There are about 100 pyramids in Egypt, many of them are comparatively unfamiliar to people who are not ancient Egypt aficionados. Some of them are tiny and just demonstrative. There are 17 grand pyramids that are famous for their structure, s ...

Similarities in National Cultures

As it has been aforementioned, power distance is the difference that exists between groups in a society that happen to be thriving in an unequal arrangement. In situations where the power distance is high, some individuals who are considered to be superior to several others based on their social status, race, gender, age, personal achievements, and the level of education, birth place, and family background. In cultures with low power distance, individuals are perceived to be equal, and statuses are earned instead of being ascribed as is the case in cultures where high power distance thrives. G ...

Organizational Behavior and Culture

In this discussion I’d like to present the organization that is not simply provides the health care but also advocates one of expat communities. A cited in Bender and Harlan (2008), The National Alliance for Hispanic is the first health-care oriented organization whose goal is to improve the physical and psychological condition of the members of the Hispanics in the USA. Founded in 1973 as the Coalition of Spanish Speaking Mental Health Organizations - an organization, that provided mental health support; it developed into the Alliance that involves a group of authoritative organizations. This ...

Culture in Organisations

Nowadays more and more managers and HR managers are thinking about the need for corporate culture in the organization. Corporate culture is a set of behavior models gained by the organization in the process of adaptation to the internal and external environment, shared by the majority of members. There are several components of corporate culture: Styles of conflict resolution. The accepted system of leadership. The current system of communication. Adopted symbols: slogans, rituals, and organizational taboos. Individual's position in the organization. Usually corporate cultu ...

Culture is the most Important Issue

Business culture is not only a symbolic, traditions and a clothes style. The business culture is multilayered. It represents “a set of the most important offers accepted by the members of the organization, who receive the expression in the values, declared by this organization, set to people’s reference points of their behavior and actions transferred through symbolical means of a spiritual and material environment”. The main points of this culture are those ideas, views, values, which are divided by the corporators. They can be absolutely different and “they depend on what interests are th ...

Organization Culture and Change

Organization culture and change are one of the most valuable strategies in any organization. If the implementation of the two strategies is wrongly done, it can lead to the failure of organization. On the contrary, if they are correctly done, they can trigger the significant accomplishments in the organization (Nelson & Quick, 2011). For this reason, the management should consider the organization structure and design because they play an immense role in the organization culture and change. In this case, leaders in the organization need to understand different concepts of organization cult ...

The Ideal Culture

Everyone has there own opinion on culture and society. Opinions on morals, beliefs, and laws. The three characteristics that will bind a culture together are hope, individuality, and respect. These characteristics are the key to success and prosperity. Although a society of perfection may be unfathomable to some, it’s actually quite simple if everyone would work together. However, there will always be that one person who is ignorant and uncooperative. Don’t be that person. Contribute to our culture and you’ll live a much happier life. How will these three characteristics help, you might be wo ...

Will Chinese Culture Fade Away?

Each posterity of Yan & Huang Emperors wishes Chinese culture have longevity. After all, our culture has been on for 50 centuries (some experts say 30 centuries) since the later era of the Neolithic Age. To preserve and spread Chinese culture, Chinese set up Confucius Institutes all over the world. Many organizations in China try their best to let modern citizens know what is conventional Chinese culture. But objective situation is never changed because of subjective belief no matter how we prayer for our culture. Being divorced from modern social ideas, Chinese culture, perhaps, is going to d ...