The role of corporate culture in the success or failure of a project

The differences in the success rates of project management are determined by the extent of job training for the managers. The level training is important in the implementation of corporate culture. In this respect, some managers may be more skilled while others may be unskilled in this profession of project management (Gray & Larson, 2011). The implication of culture is how people do thing in an organization and it has a huge effect on the success of any project in the organization. For example, if someone asks how successful the management in an organization delivers assignments and projects, and the response is that there is an extremely poor performance at delivering projects, then it becomes imperative that the corporate culture in that particular organization is in doubt (Gray & Larson, 2011).

The corporate culture in any organization plays a pivotal role in determining the difference between success and failure of any project in an organization. Failure in any project within the organization should not be blamed to the managers but the entire corporate culture. Correcting the mistakes that may occur requires that the corporate culture be re-evaluated (Gray & Larson, 2011).

In every successful organization every employee is exposed to the expectation of the project implemented by the project manager (Gray & Larson, 2011). The employees should be trained in a manner that the aims and objectives of the organization are achieved. The training programs are conducted with the interest of the company in mind so that the talents developed matches the corporate culture of the organization. To ease organization development, organizations needs to give all the staff an equal opportunity to express themselves, at least once in awhile try to consider their opinion (Gray & Larson, 2011). Staffs need to have a voice too which will enhance communication because without communication, the organization is doomed. Communication is the most important virtual in an organization. For example when an employee has some issues they should be able to communicate to the higher authority easily and without difficulties, the organization should have some channels put in place for them to easily give their views. This way the employees will feel valued and they will feel motivated to work harder and smarter (Gray & Larson, 2011).

There are so many motivation techniques that an organization can adopt to achieve growth and development (Gray & Larson, 2011). Some of these techniques include giving employee promotion where they have gained it, giving prizes to employees, organizing a trip for the employees at the end of the year to congratulate them for their hard work all over the year, salary appraisal comments from their  seniors also does the trick and many more (Gray & Larson, 2011). When a challenging situation arises, the management should act diligently and with seriousness so that the situation is put under control properly and fairly with all the parties satisfied. Some culture nurture motivation within their members and everybody who joins the team gets to develop this culture of innovation and creativity.

Some of the elements of corporate culture include clear purpose and mission that’s easily interpreted by everybody in the team, good communication among employee with their superiors implies that, there will be less in fighting and enhance cooperation and efficiency in production or service delivery to clients.


Gray, C. F., & Larson, E. W., (2011). Project management: The managerial process, 5th ED.      New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.