Igor Grofelnik, Tina Cvahte and Marjan Sternad (Slovenia) – CORPORATE CULTURE IN RELATION TO A SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS ORGANIZATION

Igor Grofelnik, Tina Cvahte and Marjan Sternad (Slovenia) – CORPORATE CULTURE IN RELATION TO A SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS ORGANIZATION

Igor Grofelnik

Faculty of logistics, University of Maribor, Slovenia

E-mail: igor.grofelnik@um.si 

 

 Marjan Sternad

Faculty of logistics, University of Maribor, Slovenia

E-mail: tina.cvahte@um.si 

 

Tina Cvahte Ojsteršek

Faculty of logistics, University of Maribor, Slovenia

E-mail: marjan.sternad@um.si 

 

Abstract

 

The rapidly changing global environment in which logistics organizations operate requires an appropriate and rapid organizational response and, consequently, an appropriate corporate culture. Due to the increasing awareness of environmental issues, organizations are being forced to take measures aimed at reducing environmental impacts and optimizing the use of resources. There is also an urgent need for greater social equality, which requires organizations to adapt their businesses, apply modern approaches to management, and change their organizational culture from what was considered successful not long ago. Organizational culture is a common philosophy of employees in every organization, and it includes stakeholders and the environment of the organization. The purpose of this research was to examine what an organizational culture that supports the concept of sustainability should look like. A qualitative approach, based on documentary analysis of previously studied theories of corporate culture and concepts of a sustainable organization, was used. The results show that the right choice of organizational culture typology is of great importance in integrating sustainability into the organization. A sustainably oriented organization must also have a strong organizational culture in place, but it must be continuously nurtured, upgraded, and explored. 

 

Key words: corporate culture, organizational culture, sustainable organization, management

Last Update: November 26, 2020  

View Full Paper -

November 26, 2020   204    BLMM 2020  
Total 0 Votes:

Tell us how can we improve this post?

+ = Verify Human or Spambot ?