Which of the following concepts is the answer to the riddle: “Those who live it, ….. understand it, ……. but can’t see it, ….. and those who don’t live it, ……. can see it, ……. but can’t understand it?

(A) Culture

(B) Systems

(C) Structure

(D) Strategy


The answer to this riddle is the concept of Culture. Organisational Culture refers to the values, or experiences that guide the behavior of the members of the organisation. There are 4 types of organisational culture: Clan, Adhocracy, Market, and Hierarchy.

Members of an organisation who lived organisational Culture can live it, understand it but they can’t see it. Similarly, Culture in an organisation means members who don’t live it, can see it but cannot understand this concept.


This question is a part of the Weekly Quiz 2 section from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the quiz answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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