Eight Types of Organizational Culture (Groysberg)

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Chloe Xu, Director, Australia
Culture is the social order of an organisation. It forms people's attitudes and behaviours in a wide range of ways. Cultural norms determine what is encouraged or discouraged and what is accepted or rejected within a group. Groysberg, Lee, Price and Cheng (2018) identified four attributes of culture: Shared, Pervasive, Enduring, and Implicit. The researchers believe that two primary dimensions in a corporate organization define the type of culture it has: People Interactions and Response to Change:
  • People interactions can be independent or interdependent or anywhere between.
  • People's response to change fall on a spectrum from resistant to adaptive.
Based on the score on these two dimensions, they arrive at following 8 types of organisational cultures: Caring, Purpose, Learning, Enjoyment, Results, Authority, Safety, and Order. 1. CARING
  • Focuses on relationships and mutual trust
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