Role of Employees in the Development of Organisational Culture
: I have been at all levels of organisations and think it is too easy for any of us to place the responsibility of organisational culture on leadership and management alone. From my perspective and experience, the best organisational cultures I have found are in those organisations where management and staff/employees both take responsibility to develop and sustain a good or even great organisational culture. When everybody contributes, the culture belongs to us and we will make efforts to maintain and sustain it. If it is owned by others, e.g. leadership, it is more easily dismissed when there is a change in leadership in the organisation.
It is also more rewarding to see a culture grow out of common definitions and efforts than finding something imposed on us?
It is even easier for leaders to led well when she knows that she is backed up by a supportive culture owned by the employees.