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The Corporate Culture Survival Guide / Edition 2

The Corporate Culture Survival Guide / Edition 2

by Edgar H. Schein
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As the world is becoming more complex and global, the issues of corporate culture and subculture are more relevant to leadership and organizational performance. Leadership not only creates culture but is the central force in managing culture evolution and change. This new and revised edition of Schein's groundbreaking book shows how the management of cultural issues now involves the alignment of national, corporate, and occupational cultures. Effective organizations not only need to decide how strongly they want their corporate culture to be based on the rate of technological change, but should also be concerned about the management of the multiple subcultures that arise with increasing technological complexity. More than ever, leaders must have a clear understanding of how to manage in a multicultural environment.

Written for practitioners, Schein reinforces the emphasis on understanding the nature of culture before one leaps into culture change programs, especially in an age where mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and foreign subsidiaries make culture management more difficult. This well-timed revision of The Corporate Culture Survival Guide is the ideal resource for leaders looking to figure out how their corporate culture can aid or hinder current performance and future effectiveness. Reflecting the myriad changes in the field, this new and revised edition contains new examples that target the international, nonprofit and public administration sectors; highlights the effects of globalization, mergers, and technology on organizations; and features a new chapter on the competencies managers need to foster in order to cultivate an effective corporate culture.

The Corporate Culture Survival Guide retains Schein's hands-on methods of observation, interview, and intervention to uncover the nuances as well as the details and dynamics of an organization. The book also contains an appraisal of corporate culture on three levels—behaviors, values, and shared assumptions—and shows how each level affects change initiatives. Providing a clear understanding of the nitty gritty of culture dynamics, this essential resource is filled with new illustrative case studies that clearly show what successful change looks like and demonstrates how to dismantle an ineffective or dysfunctional culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470293713
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/17/2009
Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #158
Edition description: New and Revised Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 638,089
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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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About the Authors

Part 1 Defining Culture Change Leadership

Chapter 1 A New Metaphor for Culture Change Leadership

Chapter 2 What do we Really Mean by “Leading,” “Culture,” and “Change?”

Part 2 Understanding and Assessing the Structure and Practice of Culture

Chapter 3 The Structure of Culture from the Outsider’s Perspective

Chapter 4 The Practice of Culture from the Insider’s Perspective

Chapter 5 Culture Assessment and Culture Typologies

Part 3 Culture Change Dynamics

Chapter 6 The Socio-dynamics of Transformational Change

Chapter 7 Culture Change Dynamics in the Mature Company

Chapter 8 Beta Corporation, A Story of Well-planned Intentional Change and some Unintended Cultural Consequences

Chapter 9 When Cultures Meet: Acquisitions, Mergers, Joint Ventures, and other Multicultural Collaborations

Chapter 10 Culture Change Leadership Summary

Appendix: Tools for Culture Change Analytic Planning




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