Corporate Culture Guide

Attributes of Good Corporate Culture Necessary for Any Organization

Some years ago, I read a book about different types of corporate culture and it mentioned six different types of such corporate culture. The main thing the book narrated was that organizations are somewhat in the middle section, not sick and not healthy as well. The different types of organizations book talks about are dramatic organization, schizophrenic organization, lingering organization, coercive organization, depressive organization and paranoid organization.

 hyperactive as well as adventurous organizations

Classification of Organization

In this section, let us briefly look at the various classifications of organizations we mentioned in the above part.

Dramatic Organization:

This type of organization is hyperactive as well as adventurous and decisions are taken based on intuition rather than facts. The owner of the organization always wants to be the center stage of everything and tries his level best to highlight the leadership qualities he has.

Depressive Organization:

Characteristic feature of this organization is that it lacks self-confidence and communication with the organization is aimless. In many of the stable markets, such old organizations are able to survive till the time technology and competition remains same.

 Paranoid Organization

Paranoid Organization:

Here the top leaders are extremely suspicious and a lot of emphasis is given on following procedures. Meetings are held with different people to verify the same information and it tends to become demoralizing for the employees.

Coercive Organization:

This form of organization follows rituals and all moves are planned out ahead of time. Such organizations closely monitor the productivity as well as budgets of the company.

Schizophrenic Organization:

Such organization is devoid of good leadership and they are not interested in making new contacts because of the previous bad experiences. The main problem here is that the leadership is consequent and there is no consistency.

 Lingering Organization

Lingering Organization:

There are problems with central values of this type of organization and there is internal politics plaguing efficiency of workers.

Parameters of Corporate Culture

In any healthy organization, you will find the following attributes signifying cordial corporate culture:

  • Pride in the organization
  • Communication as well as team work
  • Good leadership and quality supervision
  • Expenditure reduction and profit orientation
  • Cordial relationship between employees
  • Better services for the clients
  • Training programs for employees
  • Concerned efforts to safeguard company property
  • Support for innovative ideas
  • Everyone strives to achieve top work efficiency


We have learned a few things here about the different types of organizations and the attributes that are commonly present in healthy organizations. Now you need to judge which category your company falls into.


Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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