Die bepaling van organisasiekultuur in 'n hoëtegnologie-organisasie
Van Rooyen, Daniël Johannes
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Fundamental changes are taking place on all dimensions and levels in South Africa. These changes have implications for all organisations. In the light of these changes it is necessary to modify the transformation agents, i.e. strategy, leadership and organisaional culture, in order to establish effective adaptation in terms of changes in an organisation. Knowledge about the culture of an organisation is of cardinal importance in the strategic planning process and change. The purpose of this research is to establish how the current and ideal organisation culture manifests in Armscor and if differences exist between departments, between management levels and years of service within Armscor. A literature survey has been conducted in order to establish what organisation culture is, its implications, as well as methods which can be employed to measure organisation culture. The research group consisted of employees from each department within Armscor. The groups were also divided in terms of three management levels, namely management, middle management/ professional personnel and junior personel. A statified sample was taken per department. The Diagnosing Organizational Culture (DOC) of Harrison and Stokes was used to diagnose organisation culture. The results were analysed by means of descriptive and inferential statistics. In terms of the experience of the current and ideal organisation culture within Armscor it was found that the current orgaisation culture is characterised by a strong role and power culture and a weaker performance and support culture, whereas the experience of the ideal culture expresses the ned for a stronger performance and support culture, and a weaker power and role culture. Differences were found between the existing culture of departements that indicates the existance of departmental subcultures. No significant differences were found of the existing culture between job levels as well as years of service in Armscor. All the subgroups (departments, job levels and years of service) to reported the same ideal organisational culture.