Hierarchy culture


Most of us have worked in companies that have traditional corporate structures, including clearly established leaderships setting management methods and control of all decisions to be made in the company. These kinds of companies are organized by the so-called hierarchy culture. As its name suggests, it is characterized for being an organizational culture, which formally and regulatory hierarchies and structures all of the company’s activities and procedures.

If you work in any government agency, you will surely understand what we are talking about because this organizational culture is evident in these companies. In other words, any single decision, activity or instruction is carried out vertically and by means of guidelines that are previously established in a normativity prepared for it. Due to provided inputs and services, there are private companies that are required to have some safety in both their production and stability within their internal functions, as well as some uniformity defining that both their products and services are under control and have the same quality level.



The companies’ activities having this kind of culture concentrate on productivity, customer service, efficiency, normativity and pyramid-shaped authority. Besides having the required professional skills, in order to work in a company with this kind of culture, it is important to respect hierarchies, if it is the case, regulatorily coordinate and appreciate a stable job, where leaders can teach actions to be fully carried out.


Possibly, if we examine this carefully, all of the companies have a little bit of this culture and might be so productive since they provide safety and confidence to both their partners and customers.