Organizational culture and decision making
‘An organization is a deliberate arrangement of people to accomplish some specific purpose.’（ Robbins et al. 2008）In order to complete organizational goals efficiently and effectively, the managers must consider the external environment, such as customers, technology, legal , competitors and so on. However, it is not only the external environment that plays significant effects on the organization's ability to achieve certain outcomes. The internal environment also affects the process. These two aspects of organization's environment--external and internal are interact. Culture, which as one point belongs to the organization's internal environment, has a great influence the ability to reach organization's goals. Nicclo Machiavelli has said：’When a conqueror acquires states in a province that is different from his own in language, customs, and institutions, great difficulties arise, and excellent fortune and great skill are needed to retain them.’ Just as a saying says: ‘Motivation is the will to act.’ Culture contains motivation. It was not the first to realize the great influence of culture. Edgar H. Schein, an MIT Professor of Management and author of many famous management books, such as Organizational Psychology (1980), Organizational Culture and Leadership (1992) and The Corporation Culture Survival Guide (1999), has claimed that an organization's culture has great help to cope with its environment. (John, n.d.) All of this declares that the Cultural elements within a business savvy the way strategy is choose, goals are settled and how the organization operates as an entity.( OPPapers, 2010)
The definition of organizational culture
Just as an executive has said that he can not define the organizational culture, but he know it when he see it. (Robbins & Judge, 2001) In other words, organizational culture is difficult to define, but the employee who appears to fit organizational culture would just...