2Objectives Explain What is Organization Culture Describe the Types of Organization CultureExplain What is the Charles Handy ModelExplain What is ‘The Gods of Management’Explain the Characteristics of Zeus or Club CultureList Advantages and Disadvantages of Zeus/Club CultureExplain the Characteristics of Apollo or Role CultureList Advantages and Disadvantages of Apollo/Role CultureExplain How to Improve an Apollo CultureExplain the Characteristics of Athena or Task CultureList Advantages and Disadvantages of Athena/Task CultureExplain Characteristics of Dionysus or Existential CultureList Advantages and Disadvantages of Dionysus CultureDescribe the Uses of the Charles Handy ModelExplain How to Understand the Organization’s Culture
3IntroductionJennifer Smith has joined Oswald Software Inc. as a Senior Software Tester.She has about three years of experience working as a Software Tester in her previous organization, Leonard Inc.
4IntroductionThe people at Oswald followed very orthodox methods for working.There were very strict protocols for completing every task.The decision making power was vested in only a select few and the others had to just follow orders.
5IntroductionJennifer found that only the people at the top of the hierarchical order had the power to make decisions and only they were authorized to take decisions.These powerful people also enjoyed special privileges at the workplace.They were the most important people at the workplace and were also the major decision makers.
6IntroductionJennifer was finding it increasingly difficult to adjust to Oswald’s culture.At Leonard, her previous organization, the culture was much more open and friendly.Leonard’s culture was such that every employee was delegated roles and responsibilities according to his specialization, educational qualification and interest to extract the best out of him.
7IntroductionJennifer tried her best to adjust to Oswald’s culture but she just could not adjust in a culture where she had to just follow orders.She was used to a more open culture where she could freely express her ideas and opinions to her superiors.
8Introduction Finally, Jennifer gave up after trying for a year. She decided that Oswald’s culture was just not something she could ever get used to and decided to quit her job at Oswald.For her next interview, she made sure that she found out about the organization’s culture from its current employees, the HR and the company website.
9IntroductionThe Charles Handy Model is one such model which helps you to understand the various kinds of organization cultures followed in organizations.Let us learn about ‘Charles Handy Model’ in detail.
10Bet Your Company Culture Types of Organization CultureThere are various types of organization culture such as follows:Normative CulturePragmatic CultureAcademy CultureBaseball Team CultureClub CultureFortress CultureTough Guy CultureBet Your Company CultureProcess CultureLet us look at each in detail.
11What is the Charles Handy Model? According to Charles Handy’s model, there are four types of culture which the organizations follow:Power CultureTask CulturePerson CultureRole CultureLet us look at each in detail.
12Importance of Organization Culture The following are some of the key points which show the importance of organization culture in an organization:The culture of the workplace also goes a long way in promoting healthy competition at the workplace. Employees try their level best to perform better than their fellow workers and earn recognition and appreciation of the superiors.It is the culture of the workplace which actually motivates the employees to perform.The organization culture decides the way employees interact at their workplace.A healthy culture encourages the employees to stay motivated and loyal towards the management.
13What is ‘The Gods of Management’? Charles Handy wrote his first book Understanding Organizations in 1976.This first book of Charles Handy was translated in five different languages and has been released in four different editions.It sold more than 600,000 copies and has become a classic for students of Management studies.
14The Fours Gods of Management Four Gods of Management, their associated culture and picture is as follows:Greek God: ZeusCulture: Club CulturePicture: Spider WebGreek God: ApolloCulture: Role CulturePicture: Greek Temple
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