Discussion ( Manangement Concepts)


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.