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  1. Organizational culture

    Organizational culture is the behavior of humans who are part of an organization and the meanings that the people attach to their actions. Culture includes the organization values, visions, norms, working language, systems, symbols, beliefs and habits. It is also the pattern of such collective behaviors and assumptions that are taught to new organizational members as a way of perceiving, and even thinking and feeling. Organizational culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders. Ravasi and Schultz state that organizational culture is a set of shared mental assumptions that guide interpretation and action in organizations by defining appropriate behavior for various situations. At the same time although a company may have "own unique culture", in larger organizations, there is a diverse and sometimes conflicting cultures that co-exist due to different characteristics of the management team. The organizational culture may also have negative and positive aspects. Schein, Deal & Kennedy, Kotter and many others state that organizations often have very differing cultures as well as subcultures.

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  1. Organizational Culture

    Beliefs and values shared by all members of the organization. These shared values are reflected in the day to day operations of the organization.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of organizational culture in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of organizational culture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. James Scott:

    America’s treasure troves of public and private data, IP, and critical infrastructure continues to be pilfered, annihilated, and disrupted, while an organizational culture of ‘Participation Trophy Winners” managed by tech neophyte executives continue to lose one battle after the next.

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  • संगठनात्मक संस्कृतिHindi

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