The characteristics of a weak organisational culture includes isolated thinkers, resistance to change, politics and favouritism. If the organisation has a weak culture, the above mentioned scenarios would be visible. Organisations with weak culture can never bring together its employees and hence all the employees work in their zone and do not consider the people sharing the same work space as their well wishers. They do not welcome suggestions and are happy to work in their own way. This creates a hostile culture within the firm and hence the performance suffers. The organisation with weak culture cannot embrace any kind of change with open arms. They want all things to be status quo. This results in a monotonous working environment which is not good for the organisation as a whole. Motivation, rewards, and recognition, etc. are not appreciated in the organisations with weak culture and the promotions are all decided on the basis of the supervisors will. This results in favouritism and such events translate to an extremely unhealthy working space within the organisation.
Three Types of Organizations and Their Differences
There are mainly three types of organisations. They are dynamic, static and adaptive. The dynamic organisation has fixed practices and procedures within the organisation but varies in size. These types of organisations have a set of procedures and processes which need to be followed as per the tasks assigned. Though these types of organisation are quite competitive and are ready to change as per the market, these organisations would never compromise with their rules and regulations. Thus changing the way these types of organisations work is very difficult since they rely on their procedures profoundly.
Considering the static organisations, they are never prone to changes and do not embrace changes with open arms. Such organisations are of fixed size and fixed practices. It keeps on working in the same manner year on year without paying heed to what its competitor is doing. These organisations are happy in their own space and are not overly ambitious. They believe in completing the job in hand rather than making plans for future expansion.
Adaptive organisations manifest the present day organisations which love to change as per the changes in the market. They are quite adaptive and are looking forward to bettering their current standing in the market. These organisations stress on continuous learning, send employees for trainings and exchange programs so as to make them aware of the conditions prevailing in the market. These organisations are highly competitive and value the achievers and high performers. Companies like Facebook, Google etc. fall in this category as they are always looking forward to do something new and amaze the market.