The culture of an organization is an intangible aspect that transforms the tangible results of the organization itself. By doing so, culture becomes a key asset in achieving organizational goals.
Fortunately, talent managers and human resources consultants, even some team leaders, understand the value of the role of culture within an organization’s internal strategy and how it impacts on employee behaviour.
An employee’s perception of their organization directly influences their motivation and, therefore, their performance in their daily tasks. If an employee sees that there are opportunities for professional growth within the company, they will feel more motivated when it comes to dealing with challenges as they emerge.
When does Organizational Culture start to affect costs?
Organizations are challenged to find ways to improve their overall productivity and performance. That’s why there’s the possibility of making improvements based on organizational culture. For this, the current culture can be used as a starting point to make the changes deemed necessary.
If the culture of an organization is aligned with its objectives, it can turn into a competitive advantage and a “strategic asset” that supports success. On the other hand, if the culture is not aligned, there will be a greater tendency to being inefficient, impaired performance and lack of effectiveness in achieving objectives.
If employees feel discouraged, their productivity, health and satisfaction will be at stake, which for the organization means loss of money.
A company’s success will largely be the result of the good performance of employees, so it’s important that they feel happy, committed to work and motivated to provide contributions. Organizations cannot ignore their culture, since it’s an essential part of any company’s operations and this is how employees perceive it.