A strong culture is an organizational culture that has a significant influence on the behavior of employees. This can be contrasted with a weak culture, whereby people behave as individuals without shared norms. The following are illustrative examples of a strong culture.
Shared ExperiencesA history of shared experiences such as difficult problems that were overcome as a team.
HabitsShared habits such as the norm that people keep common areas in an office clean.
ExpectationsPervasive expectations. For example, the expectation that employees will push hard to solve problems and not easily give up.
LanguageUnique language such as industry and organizational jargon.
Ethical ClimateShared ethics such as a financial firm with a strong sense of fiduciary duty.
ToneThe atmosphere of an organization such as a small firm where everyone embraces change or a large firm with a strong culture of risk management.
ComraderyA spirit of friendship and community.
TraditionsStories, beliefs, pastimes, conventions and celebrations that give an organization an interesting character.
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