Organisational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting and working that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organisation or a company.
From Mid 15th century, “act of organizing,” from Middle French organisation and directly from Medieval Latin organizationem. meaning “system, establishment” is from 1873.
The figurative sense of “cultivation through education” is first attested century 1500. Meaning “the intellectual side of civilization” is from 1805; that of “collective customs and achievements of a people” is from 1867.
- “Organizational Culture and Leadership”, by Edgar Schein
- “Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework”, by by Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn.
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