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Organizational cultures

Adaptive and Inert Culture


Organizational culture includes an organization’s expectations,
experiences, philosophy, as well as the values that guide
member behavior, and is expressed in member self-image,
inner workings, interactions with the outside world, and future
expectations. Culture is based on shared attitudes, beliefs,
customs, and written and unwritten rules that have been
developed over time and are considered valid.
Who was John P. Kotter?

John P. Kotter is a world-recognized


expert on change management and
leadership. He is the Konosuke Matsushita
emeritus professor of leadership at Harvard
Business School, and co-founder of
consultancy Kotter International.
Who was J. L. Heskett?

James L. Heskett is an American


academic. He is the UPS
Foundation Professor of Business
Logistics, Emeritus at the Harvard
Business School.
An Adaptive Culture is
Adaptive cultures designed to create the tone,
atmosphere and expectations
of a psychologically healthy
organisation, one that
encourages the workforce to
feel psychologically satisfied.
This culture uses the health of
the organisation as the
stimulus for peak performance.
Zappos

Zappos has become almost as


well known for its culture as it
is for the shoes that it sells
online. What does that culture
look like?
Advantages
● An adaptive culture, allows
businesses to be able to adjust to
the changes in their external
environment
● The workforce tends to feel more
appreciated in an adaptive culture,
which makes them motivated.
● This culture allows diversity and
unique perspectives on a situation.
Disadvantages ● Some workers may procrastinate
on their assignments because they
are afraid to embrace the creative
side of the process.
● Each worker must be personally
motivated to be productive. This
may not be possible for some
employees
Inert cultures
Inert cultures are those
that lead to values and
norms that fail to
motivate or inspire
employees. They lead to
stagnation and often
failure over time.
Bibliography

● https://books.google.co.in/books?id=pWudzigl0ucC&printsec=frontcover&dq=kotte
r+and+heskett+Adaptive+culture&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjRud3DiYjgAhXL2Lw
KHR1kAU8Q6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q=kotter%20and%20heskett%20Adaptive%20cu
lture&f=false
● https://futureofworking.com/11-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-adaptive-leader
ship-styles/
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