Organisational Culture

Organisation culture is the collective behavior of people that are part of an organization, it is also formed by the organization values, visions, norms, working language, systems, and symbols, and it includes beliefs and habits.

It is also the pattern of such collective behaviors and assumptions that are taught to new Organisation members as a way of perceiving, and even thinking and feeling. Organisation culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders.

Organisation culture is a set of shared mental assumptions that guide interpretation and action in Organisations by defining appropriate behavior for various situations. At the same time although a company may have “own unique culture”, in larger organizations, there is a diverse and sometimes conflicting cultures that co-exist due to different characteristics of the management team. The Organisation culture may also have negative and positive aspects.

Expectra OBM™’ aims to asses and correct the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Safety Risk Management process to facilitate a zero harm mind set and to move from a blaming to trusting culture within the Organisation

Within the context of the Expectra OBM™ process,the organisational element of culture aims to achieve a total safety culture. In a total safety culture everyone feels responsible for health and safety and pursues it on a daily basis. Employees goes beyond ‘the call of duty’ to identify hazards and at-risk behaviours,and intervene to correct them. In a total safety culture safety is not a priority that can be re-ordered, but rather a value linked to all situational priorities. In order to achieve a total safety culture in any organisation, a paradigm shift is needed as illustrated in the diagram below:

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