In this paper i will look at how structure and culture of organisation affect their business performance and individual behaviour/ethic in workplace. I will give a definition and an explanation of structure and culture, identify and analyze the factors influencing individual behaviour at work. Furthemore will compare and contrast the different organisational structures and culture, to highlight the relationship between them, and show their influence on business performance.

„Organisational culture is a cognitive framework consisting of attitudes, values, beliefs, behavioral norms and expectations shared by organisation's members” Greenberg and Baron (1997)
Organisational culture enduring values, beliefs,traditions and practises that are shared by an organisation's members, learned by new recruits and transmitted from one generation of employees to the next.

„Organisational structure makes possible the application of the processes of management and creates a framework of work order and command through which the activities of the organisation can be planned, organised, directed, and controlled. The structure define tasks and responsibilities, work roles and relationship and channels of communication” Mullins(2005. p.596)
Organisational structure refers to the infrastructure and the various methods, practises within it.
Organisational structure will deal primarily with the management work, responsibilities supervisors have and how an order/a complaint is passed through the ranks, ensuring effective work.
That helps an organisational culture run with the efficiency and consistency, whether its a corporation, business, sport team or any other body enough large to create its own culture.This makes the structure an integral part of any organisational culture.

The relationship between organisational culture and organisational structure is an important theme, and thiz two can be difficult to distinguish one from another.