Organizational culture: essence and basic characteristics in the conditions of the globalizatio

  • E. B. Bannikova Kharkiv university of humanities «People’s ukrainian academy»
Keywords: organizational culture, values, culture, beliefs, norms of behavior


The article presents an analysis of the concept of «organizational culture» through the prism of a phenomenon of culture and different approaches to organizational culture are crystallizes. Culture is defined as historically certain level of society development and man, that expressed in the types and forms of human life organization, and material and spiritual values, which created by them. It is shown that one of the classifications of culture divided it into three types: monoactive (or linearly arranged), poliactive and reactive. Each of these types is characterized by a particular style of the information collection that defines the possibility of decisions making management when using this classification in organizations. The features of the interpretation of the concept of «organizational culture» are defined. The essence of the organizational culture is a set of values, which are the guidelines of behavior of employees, management decision-making guidelines, as well as a system of symbols and rituals that serve as a set of rules approved behavior of employees in an organization. Marked constituent elements of organizational culture: system of values, leadership style, the characters of organization, ceremonies and rituals, cultural organization’s network. The main characteristics of organizational culture are: universality, informality, stability. It is shown that the components of organizational culture changing in the conditions of globalization, which calls for new forms and methods of work with personnel in modern organizations.


Armstrong, М. Strategicheskoe upravleniye chelovecheskimi resursamy (Strategic Human Resource Management), Moscow, INFRA-М, 2002. 328 p.

Vihanskiy, О. S. and Naumov, A. I Menedgment (Management). 3-d ed., Moscow, Economist. 2003. 532 p.

Ionin, L. G. Sotsiologiya kul’tury: put’ v novoye tysyacheletiye (Sociology of culture: the way in the new millennium). 3-d ed., Moscow, Ligos, 2000. 431 p.

Cameron, K. and Kuin, D. N. Diagnostika i izmeneniye organizatsionnoy kul’tury (Diagnosis and measurement of organizational culture), transl.from English. SPb, Piter, 2001. 289 p.

L’yuis, R. D. Delovyye kul’tury v mezhdunarodnom biznese. Ot stolknoveniya k vzaimoponimaniyu (Business culture in international business. From collision to an understanding), trans. from English. 2nd ed., Moscow, Delo, 2001. 448 p.

Silin, A. N., Reznik, S. D. and oth. Organizatsionnoye povedeniye. Uchebnik dlya vuzov (Organizational Behavior. Textbook for high schools). Tyumen’, Vektor Buk, 1998. 308 p.

Pryazhnikov, N. S and Pryazhnikova, E. Yu. Psikhologiya truda i chelovecheskogo dostoinstva (Psychology of work and human dignity). Moscow, Academiya, 2003. 480 p.

Frolov, S. S. Sotsiologiya organizatsiy: Uchebnik (Sociology of organizations: Textbook). Moscow, Gardariki, 2001. 384 p.

Sheldreyk, D. Teoriya menedzhmenta: ot teylorizma do yaponizatsii (Theory of management from Taylorism to japanization). SPb, Piter, 2001. 352 p.

Entsiklopedicheskiy sotsiologicheskiy slovar’ (Encyclopedic sociological dictionary) [under the total. ed. G. V. Osipov]. M., ISPI RAN, 1995. 939 p.

Sheyn, E. H. Organizatsionnaya kul’tura i liderstvo. Postroyeniye, evolyutsiya, sovershenstvo (Organizational culture and leadership. Construction, development, perfection). Trans. from English, SPb, Piter, 2002. 336 p.

How to Cite
Bannikova, E. B. (2015). Organizational culture: essence and basic characteristics in the conditions of the globalizatio. Grani, 18(10), 118-124.