Organizational Culture and Leadership / Edition 4

Organizational Culture and Leadership / Edition 4

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by Edgar H. Schein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470185864

ISBN-13: 9780470185865

Pub. Date: 08/16/2010

Publisher: Wiley

In this Third Edition of His Classic Book, Edgar Schein shows how to transform the abstract concept of culture into a practical tool that managers and students can use to understand the dynamics of organizations and change. Organizational pioneer Schein updates his influential understanding of culture-what it is, how it is created, how it evolves, and how it can be

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In this Third Edition of His Classic Book, Edgar Schein shows how to transform the abstract concept of culture into a practical tool that managers and students can use to understand the dynamics of organizations and change. Organizational pioneer Schein updates his influential understanding of culture-what it is, how it is created, how it evolves, and how it can be changed. Focusing on today's business realities, Schein draws on a wide range of contemporary research to redefine culture, offers new information on the topic of occupational cultures, and demonstrates the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve organizational goals. He also tackles the complex question of how an existing culture can be changed-one of the toughest challenges of leadership. The result is a vital resource for understanding and practicing organizational effectiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470185865
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series, #2
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
479,649
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
The Authorxv
Part 1Organizational Culture and Leadership Defined1
1.The Concept of Organizational Culture: Why Bother?3
2.The Levels of Culture25
3.Cultures in Organizations: Two Case Examples39
4.How Culture Emerges in New Groups63
Part 2The Dimensions of Culture85
5.Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues87
6.Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration111
7.Deeper Cultural Assumptions About Reality and Truth137
8.Assumptions About the Nature of Time and Space151
9.Assumptions About Human Nature, Activity, and Relationships171
10.Cultural Typologies189
11.Deciphering Culture203
Part 3The Leadership Role in Culture Building, Embedding, and Evolving223
12.How Leaders Begin Culture Creation225
13.How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture245
14.The Changing Role of Leadership in Organizational "Midlife"273
15.What Leaders Need to Know About How Culture Changes291
16.A Conceptual Model for Managed Culture Change319
17.Assessing Cultural Dimensions: A Ten-Step Intervention337
18.A Case of Organizational (Cultural?) Change365
19.The Learning Culture and the Learning Leader393
References419
Index429

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