The Corporate Culture Survival Guide / Edition 2

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As the world is becoming more complex and global, the issues ofcorporate culture and subculture are more relevant to leadershipand organizational performance. Leadership not only creates culturebut is the central force in managing culture evolution and change.This new and revised edition of Schein's groundbreaking book showshow the management of cultural issues now involves the alignment ofnational, corporate, and occupational cultures. Effectiveorganizations not only need to decide how strongly they want theircorporate culture to be based on the rate of technological change,but should also be concerned about the management of the multiplesubcultures that arise with increasing technological complexity.More than ever, leaders must have a clear understanding of how tomanage in a multicultural environment.

Written for practitioners, Schein reinforces the emphasis onunderstanding the nature of culture before one leaps into culturechange programs, especially in an age where mergers, acquisitions,joint ventures, and foreign subsidiaries make culture managementmore difficult. This well-timed revision of The Corporate CultureSurvival Guide is the ideal resource for leaders looking to figureout how their corporate culture can aid or hinder currentperformance and future effectiveness. Reflecting the myriad changesin the field, this new and revised edition contains new examplesthat target the international, nonprofit and public administrationsectors; highlights the effects of globalization, mergers, andtechnology on organizations; and features a new chapter on thecompetencies managers need to foster in order to cultivate aneffective corporate culture.

The Corporate Culture Survival Guide retains Schein's hands-onmethods of observation, interview, and intervention to uncover thenuances as well as the details and dynamics of an organization. Thebook also contains an appraisal of corporate culture on threelevels—behaviors, values, and shared assumptions—andshows how each level affects change initiatives. Providing a clearunderstanding of the nitty gritty of culture dynamics, thisessential resource is filled with new illustrative case studiesthat clearly show what successful change looks like anddemonstrates how to dismantle an ineffective or dysfunctionalculture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470293713
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series, #158
  • Edition description: New and Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 241,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Edgar H. Schein, a world-renowned expert on organizational culture, is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of numerous books including Organizational Culture and Leadership and Career Anchors Facilitator's Guide Package, both in their third editions.

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Table of Contents


The Author.


Chapter One: Why Bother?

Chapter Two: What Is Culture Anyway?

Chapter Three: What Are the Elements and Dimensions ofOrganizational Culture?

Chapter Four: Deeper Assumptions.

Chapter Five: When and How to Assess Your Culture.


Chapter Six: Cultural Learning, Unlearning, and TransformativeChange.

Chapter Seven: Culture Creation, Evolution, and Change inStart-Up Companies.

Chapter Eight: Culture Dynamics in the Mature Company.

Chapter Nine: Mid-Life Crisis and Potential Decline.

Chapter Ten: When Cultures Meet: Acquisitions, Mergers, JointVentures, and Other Multicultural Collaborations.

Chapter Eleven: Cultural Realities for the Serious CultureLeader




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