Free course

Business organisations and their environments: Culture

Free statement of participation on completion

We know that culture guides the way people behave in society as a whole. But culture also plays a key role in organisations, which have their own unique set of values, beliefs and ways of doing business. This free course, Business organisations and their environments: Culture, explores the concepts of national and organisational culture and the factors that influence both.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify some fundamental dimensions of national and organisational culture
  • differentiate between various national and organisational cultures
  • discuss ways in which culture influences organisational environments
  • critically apply theories on culture to organisations and the environments in which they operate
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which organisational culture affects how organisations deal with diversity and complexity.