The Organization System- Culture and HR Policies and Practices
The practices and behaviours that an organization adopts and believes it to be the right practice for the organization and its performance over time, becomes its culture. Thus, culture would differ across organizations. Culture comprises of the values, norms and beliefs shared by a group of people or by the people in the organization. In other words these norms, values and beliefs culture an individual to think and act in the same manner as others within the group. These beliefs are transmitted to all others who come into the fold so that all employees are cultured in the same manner and can work in harmony towards organizational goals. These beliefs and norms direct activities within the organization. This establishes a link between culture and organizational performance.