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Updated: Feb 18, 2020

What does it mean culture, and why it is or it is not important?

First, I was wondering how many aspects of culture we can find? The culture of nation, culture of a company, culture of a religion, culture of an ancient heritage, culture of civilization or culture of intelligence etc...

On one hand culture is important as it gives structure to a society how to behave, where to find your place and your task to fulfill the need of the whole.

On the other hand it can easily lead to automatization and dependency. People follow orders for the sake of conformity without even questioning the order's moral quality.

Speaking about reporting-culture for example, which was so important back in the Communism, we can see how it remained active in lots of company-policy by promoting people who bring information about their mates. While reporting culture can be beneficial to a company as far as it is for safety reason and the report addresses general query and does not pointing fingers to anyone.

The quality of the reporting culture also depends on the structure of the society if it is based on individualism or community as operating unit.

Moving towards and speaking about culture of nations as a firm base of the society, it gives firm boundaries and a safe place for the ones inside the nation with a strict condition to comply. It connects the individuals who feel belong to it, but it also separates the ones who are considered outsider.

The content of each culture gives specific values to the community and also it can declare certain kind of social behavior unwanted.

It can be seen how certain people driven by their cultural belief, are ready to punish others just because according to their belief system/ culture, the behavior of the certain individual is not accepted by their culture.