Page 2: Culture
'Culture' describes an organisation's typical approSach to doing things. Culture refers to an organisation's shared beliefs, its written and unwritten policies and procedures that determine the ways in which it goes about its business. You can gain a feel for an organisation's culture by looking around it and talking to its employees.
Some organisations come across as very dynamic, with employees who are encouraged to take risks and to put forward innovative new ideas. With some others, their present decisions appear heavily shaped by previous actions and the organisation's employees are rarely encouraged to break out from the established culture and take risks.