There are certain aspects of an organization work culture that will determine whether it is a weak culture or a strong culture. According to Treveno and Nelson (2010), culture is a set of learned beliefs, traditions, and guidance that a group of people will use to unify. In creating a culture for an environment, a business is making a social statement about how they wish to be perceived. Some visual examples of this may be the corporation where everyone wears high-end suits, despite the lack of a dress code. In this situation, cues have been taken from others within the organization in order to define how behavior should be demonstrated.In creating a system within the defined culture of an organization, the system will need to support the culture that has developed or been defined. As in the example of the corporate business where high-end suits have become the norm, it would be expected for the people within the organization to use a sense of formality when doing business with each other and decorum within socialized work realms. In another type of situation, say a hair salon where black attire is a requirement to create a sense of edgy uniformity and the personal style of each individual is otherwise encouraged, the work culture may be less formal and have a different aesthetic to the way in which the employees relate to one another.Organizations are designed in order to control, segregate, exclude and construct hierarchies among the workers which can often create informal divisions along the lines of gender, race, and class. Some of these divisions will lead to either weak or strong work cultures within the business.
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