Ricky W. Griffin, Gregory Moorhead

Organizational Behavior and CulturesOrganizational tradition helps the group members to resolve their differences, overcome the obstacles and likewise helps them in tackling risks. Individualism-collectivism: A study of cross-cultural researchers. Japan and Hungary are examples of masculine cultures. Tradition The values, beliefs, and customs that exist in a society. Cultures during which individuals worth sustaining good relationships, caring for the weak, and high quality of life.

While individualists may consider the performance of their colleagues more accurately, collectivists are more likely to be generous when evaluating their in-group members. In addition to having implications for organizational performance, organizational tradition is an efficient control mechanism for dictating employee habits.

The level of change-oriented management appears to be decrease in cultures larger in uncertainty avoidance.Ergeneli, A., Gohar, R., & Temirbekova, Z. (2007). Develop a robust social support network. For example, if an organization is in the high-tech industry, having a tradition that encourages innovativeness and adaptability will support its efficiency.

Collectivist cultures may have a greater preference for group-based mostly rewards versus individual-based rewards. Masculine cultures are cultures that value achievement, competitiveness, and acquisition of money and different material objects. Attributable to increased globalization of companies, understanding the function of tradition for organizational habits may offer you a competitive advantage in your profession.

For example, one research confirmed that when hiring new employees, companies in high uncertainty avoidance cultures are possible to use a larger number of checks, conduct a bigger variety of interviews, and use a fixed list of interview questions (Ryan et al., 1999).