We hear about Corporate Culture very often. But do we know what it is, and why it is so important?
Let's break it down and find out all about Corporate Culture.
What is Corporate Culture?
Corporate Culture is the shared values and beliefs by all employees and management staff. Based on corporate culture, companies build a corporate "internal legislation" by executives and the HR team.
Why is it important?
To fully represent the importance of corporate or organizational culture let's see the example: imagine you are building a house and you have a goal to construct a solid building. To reach your goal first of all you need to lay a strong foundation for your home. And if we take a parallel between home and company then the foundation of the building is equal to corporate culture. So, to have a solid and life long-running company you need to set the appropriate type of organizational culture.
There are 4 main types of corporate culture that we are going to break down.
Clan culture is a teamwork-oriented type that aims to build a relationship between employees and executives with the minimum boundaries. Here, the managers take the role of a mentor rather than as a "boss" or "controller". It's a highly flexible corporate culture type.
Adhocracy Culture is a type based on risk and action-taking behavior. This type of culture is betting on individual initiative characteristics.
Market culture is the results and competitiveness oriented not only between contestants but also between employers. This type of corporate culture is the best option for ambitious personalities.
Hierarchy Culture is the traditional way of managing that contains different levels of management with clearly defined boundaries between employees and executives.
To succeed in your business as an employee, manager, or executive you need to choose the type of corporate culture that best matches your real being as a personality.