Employees’ Perception of Organisational Culture and its Impact on their Performance: A Case Study of an Indian Firm

By Rajib Lochan Dhar and Manisha Belvalkar.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The aim of this research paper is to explore the organisational culture in the context of research-based organisation. A case study is presented and analysed via the Organisational Culture Profile developed by Cameron and Quinn. Data collection was undertaken using the survey instrument they developed (Cameron and Quinn, 1999). However, in-depth interviews were also conducted in order to explore and have a greater understanding of views of the employees. Manual line-by-line microanalysis of the interviews was carried out as part of the data analysis. Discussion indicates the importance of individual interpretations of organizational culture and about employees’ varied views for the desired culture based on interpretations of the symbolic meanings within organizational culture. Based on the study findings, there is an imperative that the human resource department and the organisational leaders continue to use research findings to understand the prevailing culture that exists in the organisation as compared to the desired culture. Employee performance can be improved by applying this knowledge.

Keywords: Organisational Culture, Performance, Cameron, Research Projects, Case Study

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.169-176. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 651.649KB).

Prof. Rajib Lochan Dhar

Sr. Research Analyst, Market Research, Pure Information Technology Pvt Ltd, Pune, Maharastra, India

Rajib Lochan Dhar is working as Senior Research Analyst with Pure Information Technology Pvt. Ltd. He is also a visiting faculty with Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India. His area of expertise lies in Research Methodology, Cross cultural conflicts, Organizational Behavior and International HRM.

Manisha Belvalkar

Practise Head, Usability and Market Research, Pure Information Technology Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharastra, India

Ms. Manisha Belvalkar is working as a Practice Head with Pure I.T usability Research Company since the last 10 years. Her area of specialization lies in Usability and Market research of the Indian as well as Overseas Market.

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