How Organisational Culture And Styles Influences Projects

How Organisational Culture And Styles Influences Projects

How Organisational Culture And Styles Influences Projects



In my previous article, I have talked about some of the facts that you need to know about projects and portfolio. In this article, I want to talk about some of the ways that organizational culture and styles influences projects. Follow me as we are going to look at this together in this article.


As you advance in your project management as a project manager, carefully integrating the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved with the projects will effectively ensure that everyone in the project has a clear understanding of his or her duties. In this article, you will examine some organizational structures and project interfaces and document there roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the people working on your project.


As a project manager, you want to ensure that everyone working on your project is assigned appropriate duties. In order to ensure this, you need to clearly understand the influences of organizational cultures and styles on the projects you manage and document the roles, responsibilities, and relationships among each individual in the organization.


Organizational cultures and styles…

Projects are generally influenced by the various cultures followed by organizations. Some of the factors that form a part of organizational cultures and policies, values, management styles, and work environment.


#1 Politics

Organizational policies and procedures influence the projects the company undertakes. For example, the organizational procedures will determine how to implement new strategies and if the work environs will be formal as informal.


#2 Value

Values, beliefs and expectations of an organization have a major impact on the organizational culture. For example, the organization’s strategic decision-making choices, preferences, and approach, will vary based on it’s values and beliefs.


#3 Management style

Also, the management style of the organization is another factor that affects the organizational culture. For example, contain factors, such as managers following a coaching style of management or controlling style of management, the employee is allowed to give feedback, and the implementation of there feedback, are all dependent open the different styles followed by management.


#4 Work environment

Work ethics followed by the organization also constitute the organizational culture. For example, some organizations may allow employees to work anytime from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and some others may want them to work strictly from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and work late nights if there workload is high.




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