Posted by Brooke Paulshock on January, 13 2014 in Management


Culture, sometimes called organizational culture or corporate culture, has been described as “the way we do things around here.” Every human group has a culture, including nations, subgroups within nations, and business organizations. Culture consists of: 

  • Beliefs, which are underlying assumptions, conclusions, and predictions 
  • Values, which are standards of importance based on beliefs 
  • Norms, which are standards for behavior based on beliefs and values 

Values and beliefs are psychological constructs, internal to a person. Organizations as such don’t have values and beliefs, but their cultures are shaped by them to the extent that they are shared or aligned.

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