What is Culture?
"Culture is the arts elevated to a set of
beliefs." ~ Tom Wolfe
Culture in general is concerned with beliefs and values on
the basis of which people interpret experiences and behave, individually and
Broadly and simply put, "culture" refers to a group or community with which
you share common experiences that shape the way you understand the world.
The same person, thus, can belong to several different cultures depending on
his or her birthplace; nationality; ethnicity; family status; gender; age;
language; education; physical condition; sexual orientation; religion; profession; place of work and its
Culture is the "lens" through which you view the world. It is central to
what you see, how you make sense of what you see, and how you express
The Wheel of Life:
Eastern vs. Western View
In six words,
CULTURE is "How we do
things around here."
Corporate culture is the collective behavior of
people using common
habits, working language, systems, and symbols. It is interwoven with
significant events. In addition,
different individuals bring to the workplace their own uniqueness,
ethnic culture. So corporate culture
encompasses moral, social, and behavioral norms of your organization based
attitudes, and priorities of its members...
8 Key Elements