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Orgaizational Culture Affect Change in an Organisation

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Topic: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AFFECT THE PROCESS OF MANAGING CHANGE

Concepts of organisational culture and Change
Culture is the total product of human creativity and intellect. Culture is a learned behaviour which is also socially transmitted such as customs, beliefs, morals, technology and art which show clear similarities between people in a particular locality which fosters unity and development.
Furthermore, culture is an inherited pattern of shared meaning and common understandings and this influences how people manage their lives and provide the lens through which they interpret their society. Culture can also be described as a collective norms and behaviour.
On the other hand, change refers to making something different or any modification to a system. Change can be defined as alterations in the ways and structures of a person or society over time. These alteration includes the possibility of downward movement of a person or social system as well as an upward movement.
Organizational culture through it assumptions, values, norms and symbols, determines the way in which the members of an organization perceive and interpret the reality within and around their organization as well as the way they behave in that reality.

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AFFECT THE PROCESS OF MANAGING CHANGE
For this reason we assume that organizational culture has an impact on the way that organization change, and that matching of organizational culture and change strategy will improve the efficiency of the change management process in organization.
Organization culture is a form of collective interpretative scheme shared by members of an organization due to which they assign meanings to occurrence, people and events within and outside of the organization in a similar way and treat them similarly ( schein, 2004;Alvesson, 2002; marton 2002).
For this reason the culture of an organisation implies that all the members of the organisation similarly understand the organisation...

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