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The sort of corporate culture that allows a company to succeed in these areas is one in which the upper management of the corporation keeps closer hold over the day to day operations of the firm. It is a more hierarchical corporate culture and one that is less open than some other corporate cultures.
One theory of corporate culture holds that there are six axes along which a corporate culture can differ. Let us examine the relevant axes with respect to this question. Organizations like the one described in this question will typically be:
- Process oriented rather than results oriented. Such a firm is one that emphasizes doing things in certain set ways. This is one way of keeping closer control over what employees are doing.
- Job oriented rather than employee oriented. Such a firm will be most focused on ensuring that the job is done right, not on making employees feel valued.
- Closed system rather than open system. Such a firm will not be eager to involve all its employees in all of the decision-making. Instead, it will choose to be more hierarchical.
- Tight control rather than loose control. Such a firm will not want to give its employees much freedom. It will want to be in close control of them to make sure things are done right.
A corporate culture that is successful in the ways mentioned in this question is likely to have these characteristics.
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