Understanding Organisational Culture of IT Organisations in Cochin City using Octapace Profiling
P. Rohinikrishna*(Research Scholar, K.G. College, Pampady, M.G University, Athirampuzha, Kottayam, Kerala, India) and Gangadathan Nair D. (Associate Professor, S.V.R.N.S.S College, Vazhoor, Kottayam, Kerala, India) *Corresponding author's Email
Rohinikrishna, P. and Nair. D., Gangadathan (2019), “Understanding Organisational Culture of IT Organisations in Cochin City using Octapace Profiling”, MERC Global’s International Journal of Management, Vol. 7, Special Issue 1, pp. 10-21.
Submitted: February 23, 2019, Revision received: March 23, 2019, Accepted: March 30, 2019
The most substantial part of the life of an organisation is its Culture which depends on organisational ethos. The study aims to assess the extent of organisational culture prevailing in IT organisations using OCTAPACE Profile proposed by Udai Pareek. The OCTAPACE profile is a 40 item instrument that gives an organisational ethos in eight values, namely Openness, Confrontation, Trust, Authenticity, Proaction, Autonomy, Collaboration and Experimentation, which is necessary to maintain a strong organisational culture. The descriptive research design was used with the help of the 4 point scale structured questionnaire to study the OCTAPACE culture of IT industry. The study used Random sampling method to collect responses of 50 software employees working in different organisations in Infopark in Kochi. The paper employs certain statistical tools like Mean, Standard deviation and correlation and the analysis was done using SPSS 23 and Microsoft Excel. The result exhibits that organisational ethos and values are significantly correlated and the respondents almost show an identical perception towards various OCTAPACE dimensions in the organisation. The study suggests that it will act as a guideline to the top management to identify weaker aspects of culture prevailing in the organisation and to develop and sustain a healthy organisational culture in the long run. It further helps in bringing desired organisational performance and developing a sustained competitive advantage.
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