Culture can be defined as the general behavior pattern, shared beliefs, and common values of the members of a community.
If we look closely, culture is shown in every area of human development. The organizational culture can be defined as the patterns of behavior, beliefs, etc. that are present in an enterprise.
Organizational culture, in the first place, in given by the managers of the highest level in an enterprise. It is their beliefs and ways to see situations which become norms. An element of extreme importance in the organizational culture is the term of value, which becomes a permanent belief, or at least for many years, which serves as a guideline for workers trying to reach the goals of the enterprise.
Next, we will present a comparative matrix between an enterprise without a defined culture and other with a defined and established culture.
We must understand that culture is something stable in enterprises. Moreover, it is not modified easily. It can be present for many years since it carries with it the changing of values, symbols, behaviors, etc.
We must not confuse the organizational culture with the organizational environment. The organizational environment consists in creating an appropriate working environment in the inter-personal relations between managers and employees. It is the internal environment of an enterprise and its particular psychological environment. This is intimately related to the moral and human necessities of its members. The environment can be positive or negative, warm or cold, agreeable or disagreeable, tense or flexible, etc.
This concept keeps those characteristics that make enterprises different from each other, and they influence the behavior of individuals in the enterprise.