Impact of business culture on empowerment

Ildikó Andó
2008 Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences  
If a Hungarian's father for example is Dutch and his mother is French, it gives him an understanding of the fact that if something works in one culture, there is a little chance that it will work in another. The situation is the same in business life. If something works in a traditional company culture, there is no evidence that it will work in a modern organization. Consequently, if a leader wants to be successful in leadership, he has to know the values of his team in detail. Several
more » ... onal and Hungarian researches mapped the Hungarian's characteristics. Researchers claim, that national culture is in strong connection with company culture. According to this theory, company culture determines efficient leadership techniques. The author of this publication conducted an online survey with 324 respondents of two multinational companies. The main topic of the survey was to examine the relationship between organizational culture and the potentials of applying empowerment. Based on the results of the survey this study reveals the main cultural elements of companies and shows what kind of leadership methods can be used efficiently in special organizational circumstances.
doi:10.3311/pp.so.2008-1.02 fatcat:jfc5hxwin5fhzpll2uypg6lzeq