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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.
Edgar H. Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is founding editor of the journal of the Society for Organizational Learning, and author of numerous books, including The Corporate Culture Survival Guide.
Table of Contents
Part One: Organizational Culture and Leadership Defined
The Concept of Organizational Culture: Why Bother?
The Levels of Culture
Cultures in Organizations: Two Case Examples
How Culture Emerges in New Groups
Part Two: The Dimensions of Culture
Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues
Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration
Deeper Cultural Assumptions About Reality and Truth
Assumptions About the Nature of Time and Space
Assumptions About Human Nature, Activity, and Relationships
Part Three: The Leadership Role in Culture Building, Embedding, and Evolving
How Leaders Begin Culture Creation
How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture
The Changing Role of Leadership in Organizational ``Midlife''
What Leaders Need to Know About How Culture Changes
A Conceptual Model for Managed Culture Change
Assessing Cultural Dimensions: A Ten-Step Intervention