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Being an Engineer Today Prepared by : - Mohd Farid RAZALI - Azrul Izzuan AHMAD NAZRI - Hazwan JAMIL - Fatima Zahra TANTANAT  WORKING CULTURE


2 3 1 Culture Power Distance All about Working culture 4 Conclusion Content


Culture History Values Vision Traditions Traditions A product of

What is culture?:

What is culture? Is a combination of qualities in an organization and its employees. Is the environment in which the person work all of the time Is powerful element

What makes up our culture? :

Culture is like personality Culture is made up of the values shared by a group of people Culture is result for working together What makes up our culture?

Who affect culture?:

Culture is influenced by executives, managers, and person who participate in decision making Who affect culture?

How culture is seen?:

The visual and verbal component of working culture are noticeable every day at work : Meeting Lunchroom A work area How culture is seen?

Representation of culture:

Language Representation of culture Daily work practices Decision making Symbols Stories and legends

Purpose & Process Model:

How the Work Culture is affected! Purpose & Process Model

Characteristics of a Healthy work Culture:

Characteristics of a Healthy work Culture Employees must be cordial with each other. Each employee should be treated as one. Appreciating the top performers is important. Encourage discussions at the workplace. Organization must have employee friendly policies and practical guidelines. The “Hitler approach” does not fit in the current scenario. Promote team building activities to bind the employees together.


RULES FOR CREATING A PASSIONATE WORK Culture Hire the right people Communicate Work hard, play hard Be ambitious Celebrate differences Create the space Take the long view

What is required to conduct business successfully in a foreign culture?:

What is required to conduct business successfully in a foreign culture? A sensitive, experienced understanding of interaction in different cultures is often a fundamental prerequisite in marketing products or services abroad There are two aspects that managers need to address: To gain a more than superficial understanding of people and their behavior. Make sure that their message is getting across to the foreign nationals.

Power distance:

Power distance “Hofstede Cultural Dimensions theory”


Large power distance Small power distance Hierarchies are natural because people are considered basically unequal. Workers usually don’t criticize the boss. The boss gives specific instructions to workers. Only the boss makes decisions. Hierarchies are just a convenient way of organizing activities. Workers are more likely to give the boss criticism or advice. The boss gives the workers general goals or guidelines. Everyone should use their initiative and deal with unexpected situations. (Malaysia, Arab countries, France) (America, Australia, Germany )


Conclusion Culture is the environment that surrounds you at work all of the time. Culture is a powerful element that shapes your work enjoyment, your work relationships, and your work processes. But, culture is something that you cannot actually see, except through its physical manifestations in your work place.

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