Numerous management thinkers have studied organisational culture and attempted to classify different types of culture. The following approaches may help assess and understand the culture of an organisation but also illustrate its inherent complexity. 

Observers should recognise that an organisation’s culture can be viewed from multiple angles and that its characteristics can be reflected in several overlapping dimensions.

Important models discussed here include those from:

This section will outline the various organisational cultures which are apparent in workplaces and businesses across the world.

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Schein's Model of Organisational Culture
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Handy's Four Types of Organisational Culture
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Introduction to Organisational Culture
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Factors that Impact Organisational Culture
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Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
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The Cultural Web – Johnson and Scholes
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Project GLOBE
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This section will outline the effects of the various organisational cultures on individuals and teams within a workplace.
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Wellbeing and Organisational Performance
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Handy's Model (see 'Effect on Individuals/ Teams')
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What is a Learning Culture?
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This section will focus on the impact of organisational culture on change within a business or workplace.
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Handy's Model (see 'Managing Change')
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This section will outline the relationship between the various leadership styles and associated organisational cultures.
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Handy's Model (see 'Leadership styles')
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This section will focus on the impact of different organisational cultures on employee engagement and motivation.

This section will outline all the factors which affect organisational culture, including corporate governance and ethical considerations.

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Corporate Social Responsibility
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Forum: Organisational Culture
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This section contains the end of course quiz - a chance to review the knowledge you have gained from this course.

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Test Your Knowledge on Organisational Culture
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Takeaway Task - Organisational Culture
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