Charles Handy Model of Organization Culture
What is an organization ?
An organization is a setup where individuals (employees) come together to work for a common goal. It is essential for the employees to work in close coordination, deliver their level bests and achieve the targets within the stipulated time frame for the smooth functioning of the organization.
Every organization has certain values and follows some policies and guidelines which differentiate it from others. The principles and beliefs of any organization form its culture. The organization culture decides the way employees interact amongst themselves as well as external parties. No two organizations can have the same culture and it is essential for the employees to adjust well in their organizations culture to enjoy their work and stay stress-free.
Several models have been proposed till date explaining the organization culture, one of them being the Charles Handy model.
Who is Charles Handy ?
Charles Handy born in 1932 in Ireland is a well-known philosopher who has specialized in organization culture.
According to Charles Handys model, there are four types of culture which the organizations follow:
Let us understand them in detail:
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