According to Edgar Schein, organizational culture are the shared beliefs and values among a group of people which influences how they perceive, think, and react in the organization. There are four types of organizational culture:
- Clan-Internal focus that values flexibility
- Adhocracy-A risk taking culture with an external focus on flexibility
- Market-A competitive culture with an external focus on profits over employee satisfaction
- Hierarchy-A structured culture valuing stability and effectiveness internally
How would you describe the organizational culture of a previous or current place of employment? And why?
Do you think this type of culture is best suited to help the company achieve its strategic goals? Explain.