Culture is the glue that holds collectively all of our values, our beliefs, our sense of self, and our confidence and belief within the people round us, whether that is our family, our place of worship, our neighborhood, our nation or our firm. Organizational culture in healthcare is shaped from the collective and overriding attitudes, values and behaviors of employees at all levels. Organizational subcultures are groups whose widespread characteristic is a shared norm or perception (Boisnier & Chatman, 2002).
The essence of corporate tradition, then, is the values, beliefs, and norms or behavioral practices that emerge in an organization. The stories of the group’s founders or other dominant leaders are the most typical ones, the challenges they’d faced and how they handled these hurdles and many others.
An Entrepreneurial Organizational Tradition (EOC) is a system of shared values, beliefs and norms of members of a corporation, including valuing creativity and tolerance of creative people, believing that innovating and seizing market alternatives are appropriate behaviors to deal with problems of survival and prosperity, environmental uncertainty, and competitors’ threats, and expecting organizational members to behave accordingly.
The up to date definition of Organizational Tradition includes what’s valued; the leadership model, the …