Which of the following are characteristics of organisational culture?

(A) It is difficult to identify because most of culture resides underneath the surface level of behaviour

(B) It is difficult to change because it is difficult to identify

(C) It is only reflected in rituals and routines, stories, and symbols

(D) It is difficult to change because people become identified with an organisational culture and can resist culture change as a result

Explanation

The Characteristics of organisational culture are:
(1) Organisational culture cannot be identified easily hence it is very difficult to change.
(2) Organisational culture is difficult to change because people become identified with an organisational culture and tend to resist any changes.
(3) Organisational culture is difficult to identify because most of the culture resides underneath the surface level of behaviour.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Recall: Organisational culture exercise from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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