TERM PAPER ON ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE Inhalt Organizational culture and its various manifestations. 2 Key characteristics of organizational Culture. 5 Organizational Culture and Managers:- 6 Organizational Culture and Classroom Environment:- 8 Organizational culture and its various manifestations Organizational culture refers to the values, belief and practices that represent and influence the way that organization functions and differs from one another. It is the perception of the employees based on their experience and circumstances created by the organization. An organization may consist of individuals with different characteristics but inside the organization they might have created the shared culture and behave similarly. The pattern of values, norms, beliefs, activities, principles assumptions may be written or verbal behavior that describes the way in which the things get done. Each and every organization adopts the specific organizational culture in order to accomplish day to day activities to reach the goal of the organization and if the organization is large enough, they might have different sub cultures. For example, in our organization (Medical college), decision is made by the top authority and called the professors for meeting to discuss their issues but lower level staffs are never called for meetings and decisions are unidirectional from top to down. But the culture is
Building a climate for innovation through transformational leadership and organizational culture.
Research has called for organizations to be more flexible, adaptive, entrepreneurial, and innovative in meeting the changing demands of today's environment. Appropriate leadership to effect such change is required; however, there has been little empirical analysis of the theoretical relationships among the key components that make up such change strategy, including transformational leadership, organizational culture, and organizational innovation.
This study examines these linkages in terms of their relationships with climate for organizational innovation in Australian private sector organizations. Structural equation modeling based on responses to a survey of 1,158 managers explores the relationship between transformational leadership and climate for organizational innovation and the extent to which a competitive, performance-oriented organizational culture mediates this relationship.
Strategies for building innovative organizations are discussed.
Leadership and organizational culture are widely believed to be linked in the process of change (Afsaneh, 1993; Kotter, 1998; Schein, 1984). As Kotter (1998) stated, "Only through leadership can one truly develop and nurture culture that is adaptive to change" (p. 166). Ostroff, Kinicki, and Tamkins (2003) identified leadership as an emergent process that acts on both organizational climate and culture.
Similarly, Denison (1990) claimed that management behaviors reinforce principles of the culture. Organizational culture has been conceptualized as a mediator of the relationship between transformational leadership and organizational innovation (Amabile, Conti, Coon, Lazenby, & Herron, 1996; Deshpande, Farley, & Webster, 1993; Jassawalla & Sashittal, 2002; Prather & Turrell, 2002) and performance (Ogbonna & Harris, 2000; Xenikou & Simosi, 2006).
Nonetheless, although empirical research supports the proposition that transformational leadership and organizational innovation are related (Waldman & Bass, 1991), the inclusion of organizational culture as an intervening variable has yet to be examined comprehensively. And although Ogbonna and Harris (2000, p. 780) found a link between participative leadership and innovative culture as a predictor of organizational performance, this leadership approach was not fully sympathetic with existing models of transformational leadership.
Accordingly, this study examines these theoretical linkages in terms of their relationships with climate for organizational innovation in a large sample of managers in private sector or.....[read full text]
This view takes up the challenge from Ostroff et al. (2003) that only a few "climates-for" studies have been undertaken empirically and is consistent with Barrett and Sexton's (2006, p. 333) view that innovation is both an end and a means in achieving sustainable competitiveness. We also believe climate for organizational innovation is a useful proxy when it is difficult to get direct behavioral measures of innovation across diverse organizations and industry sectors.
Throughout this article, we use the term organizational innovation when referring to the extant literature, and we refer to the term climate for organizational innovation more specifically in the framing of our research hypotheses. This approach is consistent with Damanpour and Schneider (2006), who asserted that strategic leadership research indicates that top managers influence organizational outcomes by establishing organizational culture, influencing organizational climate, and building the capacity for .....
Transformational leadership has been theoretically and empirically linked to a range of organizational outcomes (Howell & Avolio, 1993; Kavanagh & Ashkanasy, 2006; Ogbonna & Harris, 2000; Waldman, Ramirez, House, & Puraman, 2001). Specifically, Jung, Chow, and Wu (2003) argued that transformational leadership enhances innovation by (a) engaging employees' personal value systems (Bass, 1985; Gardner & Avolio, 1998) and thereby heightening levels of motivation toward higher levels of performance (Shamir, House, & Arthur, 1993) and (b) encouraging employees to think creatively (Sosik, Avolio, & Kahai, 1997).
In addition, Elenkov and Manev's (2005) study of 270 top managers' influence on innovation in 12 European countries found that sociocultural context was important in the leadership-innovation relationship and confirmed that leaders and top managers positively influence innovation processes in organizations, consistent with other research (e.g., Henry, 2001 ; Howell & Higgins, .....