Organizational Culture and Leadership / Edition 3

Organizational Culture and Leadership / Edition 3

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by Edgar H. Schein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787968455

ISBN-13: 9780787968458

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

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:
9780787968458
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series, #1
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.48(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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This classic work by Edgar H. Schein is one of the most important books ever written about organizational culture. Schein, who coined the phrase 'organizational culture,' offers a comprehensive analysis of the subject in a style refreshingly unburdened by sociological jargon. He has organized the book logically into three units: he defines culture explains cultural assumptions and discusses the role of leaders in forming, transmitting and changing organizational cultures. He offers a good overview of the most important and relevant research in the field, but keeps his discussion focused and practical, with numerous references to real-world cases. We recommend this as an indispensable work for students of sociology and organizations. Managers looking for the essential information about organizational culture between the covers of one book need seek no further.