In order to clarify understanding of such complexity, statesmen make use of notions which are both simple and symbolic. Such metaphors serve as vehicles to suggest approaches with many strategic implications.
The theory of organizational culture maintains that individual behavior within an organization is not solely controlled by the formal regulations and structures of authority as supported by structural theorists. Instead, the theory postulates that cultural norms, values, beliefs, and assumptions provide unconscious guidance and direction, and consequently, the subsequent behavior of organizational members.
Accordingly, Martin et al. If you want to be able to comprehend the current behavior of an organization as well as to reasonably anticipate its future actions, then you must be able to understand the deep basic underlying assumptions that comprise the abstract concept of organizational culture Schein, Consequently, the long-term strategic decisions made by the senior leaders of an organization are influenced by their multicultural background, but especially by the organization in which they have spent the bulk of their lives, such as members of professional organizations like doctors, lawyers, and military officers.
Professional organizations exist in a competitive environment where their social jurisdiction and legitimacy can only be supported or perpetuated as long as they maintain their expertise over an area of abstract knowledge that society perceives as important Freidson,; Abbott, ; Burk, ; Snider et al.
Since organizational culture is hypothesized to have a considerable impact on organizational behavior and because of the relative scarcity of literature discussing the impact that organizational culture may have on the development of professional leaders, this study attempts to examine the congruence 1 between organizational culture and the professional leadership and managerial skills of professional leaders.
Specifically, this study examines the U. Army culture and its senior leaders.
This research strongly suggests that there is a lack of congruence between the U. This conclusion is based on empirical data that indicate that the future leaders of the Army profession believe that they operate on a day-to-day basis in a profession whose culture is characterized by an overarching desire for stability and control, formal rules and policies, coordination and efficiency, goal and results oriented, and hard-driving competitiveness.
One of the principal reasons for the popular interest in the study of organizational culture is to determine the linkage between it and organizational performance Berrio, This study has reviewed a previously assumed but unverified connection between organizational culture and professional development.
It has uncovered a lack of congruence between the dominant type of organizational culture of the U. This observed lack of congruence may be inhibiting performance and unconsciously perpetuating a cycle of caution and an over-reliance on stability and control.
That is, the same culture types are emphasized in various parts of the organization. For example, in a congruent culture the strategy, leadership style, reward system, approach to managing employees, and dominant characteristics, all tend to emphasize the same set of cultural valuesp.
Then, the study evaluates the level of con-gruence between the identified U. The ostensible objective is to deter-mine if professional development programs support or inhibit the promotion of senior leadership skills which will sustain future professional growth, and survival.
Senior leader skills which are characteristic of professional organizations include the following types of behavior: What these concepts mean is that individual professionals must be trained to challenge the status quo.
They must question previous success and the procedures that fostered that success. They must seek constant improvement and the expansion of their professional knowledge base.
They must be willing to stick their necks out and take risks for the betterment of society and their profession. They must be willing to experiment and they must be willing to accept failure and to learn from failure.Culture as a metaphor applies well to non-hierarchical groups. People are driven by common values and objectives Subtle and pervasive aspects of an organization's culture can be rooted in the values of a region and its socio-historical foundations.
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Just as the double-stranded DNA molecule is held together by bonds between base pairs of four nucleotides, whose sequence spells out the exact instructions required to create a unique organism, we describe the DNA of a living organization as having four bases that, combined in myriad ways, define an organization’s unique traits.
Read chapter 3 Organizational Culture: Total quality management (TQM), reengineering, the workplace of the twenty-first century--the s have brought. A lack of fit may develop between the organization's culture and the demands of the competitive environment, or between the organization's culture and the demands of customers, or between the organization's culture and the style or personality of new leaders, or between the organization's culture and the cultures of other organizations with.
Culture as a metaphor applies well to non-hierarchical groups. People are driven by common values and objectives Subtle and pervasive aspects of an organization's culture can be rooted in the values of a region and its socio-historical foundations.