COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE OF RELIGIOUS AND COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17721/sophia.2022.20.3

Keywords:

organizational culture, structure, commercial, religious, cult

Abstract

Based on various sources, the article analyzes the structure of organizational culture, both commercial and religious. Already known precedents are considered in detail, when the organizational culture of a commercial structure acquires signs of a religious one; the causes, consequences and mechanisms of such a metamorphosis are also considered. Another one considered main issue is point of no return when a corporation gets occult features. The article is based on the assertion that the ideas for organizing a certain structure, regardless of its strategic goals, are inherently similar and identical to both a commercial and a religious structure. As this issue is not completely covered and scientifically re-searched, it is one of the first attempts to structure abstract organization despite of its status (commercial or religious). Also, the article has analysis of real cases both commercial and religious organizations, considers the negative and positive sides. Reviewing the train of thinking of organization leaders we may also make a conclusion in what degree the organization is affected by it's leader. However, the article considers the affection of members on the organization and their global synergy. The article also can be considered as small introduction to "how to build up organization culture based on religious elements". Just another sentence for printing. Understanding the essence of organization's structure, the steps on which it is located, will automatically help you build the organizational culture of your organization and not resort to toxicity and the occultism which leads to negative consequences: the loss of quality personnel as a result of low motivation of its members, which can later lead to the destruction of the organization generally (in worst case, it may lead to scandals, litigation and even suicides). To build a successful organizational culture, it is wise to draw on the lessons of the past, embodied in religious organizations. 

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Published

2022-08-27

How to Cite

Заєць, Д. В. (2022). COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE OF RELIGIOUS AND COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONS. SOPHIA. Human and Religious Studies Bulletin, 20(2), 16-18. https://doi.org/10.17721/sophia.2022.20.3