fgi Model of Culture

Organizational culture influences the operations of a company in a barely noticeable yet effective manner. It shapes its processes and structures, forms of working and ways of cooperation.

Making the impact of culture visible requires a well-grounded understanding of the core elements and the functions of culture. Here, the fgi model of culture which incorporates and bundles research results of numerous sciences (incl. organizational and cross-cultural research, sociology, anthropology) serves as a basis in each cultural analysis. 


The foundation of culture comprises values, basic assumptions and norms

In principle, the fgi model of culture distinguished between two functions of organizational culture.

  1. Culture unites people.
  2. Culture shapes our relationships.

Organizational cultures additinally vary in their strength and consistency.

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