Book Organizational culture and leadership / Edgar H. Schein.
Publication year: c2010.
Call Number HD58.7 .S33 2010
Media class: Book
Edition: 4th ed.
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470190609 0470190604 9780470185865 0470185864
Series title: Jossey-Bass business & management series
Extent: xvi, 436 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This book transforms the abstract concept of culture into a tool that can be used to better shape the dynamics of organization and change. While focusing on today's business realities, the author draws on a wide range of contemporary research to redefine culture and demonstrate the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve their organizational goals.
Organizational culture and leadership defined. The concept of organizational culture : why bother? -- The three levels of culture -- cultures in organizations : two case examples -- Macrocultures, subcultures, and microcultures -- The dimensions of culture. Assumptions about external adaptation issues -- Assumptions about managing internal integration -- Deeper cultural assumptions : what is reality and truth? -- Deeper cultural assumptions : the nature of time and space -- Deeper cultural assumptions : human nature, activity, and relationships -- Culture typologies and culture surveys -- Deciphering organizational cultures -- The leadership role in building, embedding, and evolving culture. How culture emerges in new groups -- How founder/leaders create organizational cultures -- How leaders embed and transmit culture -- The changing role of leadership in organizational "midlife" -- What leaders need to know about how culture changes -- How leaders can manage culture change. A conceptual model for managed culture change -- Culture assessment as part of managed organizational change -- Illustrations of organizational culture changes -- New roles for leaders and leadership. The learning culture and the learning leader -- Cultural islands : managing multicultural groups.