Organizational culture is a crucial element for success of any organization. It encompasses shared beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions that influence how members perceive and respond to situations. Power structure affects the organizational culture significantly, including how employees behave, communicate, and collaborate.
Next month, IGI-Global (Hershey, Pa. USA) is to release the book “Using Organizational Culture to Resolve Business Challenges” (Editor: Gerardo Reyes Ruiz, ISBN13: 9781668465677, ISBN10:1668465671, EISBN13:9781668465691, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6567-7, website: https://www.igi-global.com/book/_/302602) in both hardcover and e-book formats. It contains a chapter “Power Structure as a Guide to Organizational Culture: OC Strategies for Adapting to Change” authored by me.
The chapter explores the advantages and disadvantages of different power structures, their relationship with organizational culture, and their impact on organizational adaptability to change. As organizational culture strategies are essential for adapting to change; the chapter emphasizes the importance of aligning power structures with organizational culture strategies by providing an overview of different types of strategies, their advantages, and disadvantages.
A case study is also included and the chapter highlights the significance of understanding the power structure’s influence on organizational culture strategies and the importance of an aligned approach. The chapter concludes by suggesting future research directions in the field.