I use the terms interchangeably because culture and organization or so intertwined. They represent the whole or sum of the parts. When I refer to
the parts, I refer to the people that comprise the organization or help to shape the culture.
Culture is defined as ….” is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.”
Organization is defined as “A social unit of people that is structured and managed to meet a need or to pursue collective goals.”
The common thread between the two is of course the people or for this exercise, the employees. The primary driver for both remains the leadership of the group. It is this leadership that has a prevalent role to dictate what employees do and how they do them. So I have reduced this discussion to five types of organizations and concurrent cultures. Perhaps you will see where you fit into the model.