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This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the different approaches to studying organizational culture. Joann Keyton introduces the basic elements-assumptions, values, and artifacts-of organizational culture, draws on communication and management research findings, and integrates practical applications throughout the text. The book helps students to identify and read organizational culture through different lenses, create cultural interpretations, and ultimately make informed work and employment decisions.
Joann Keyton introduces the basic elements-assumptions, values, and artifacts-of organizational culture, draws on communication and management research findings, and integrates practical applications throughout the text. The book helps students to identify and read organizational culture through different lenses, create cultural interpretations, and ultimately make informed work and employment decisions.
Table of Contents
|Positioning Organizational Culture|
|What Is an Organization?|
|What Is Organizational Communication?|
|What Is Culture?|
|What Is Organizational Culture?|
|Integration of Artifacts, Values, and Assumptions|
|Organizational Culture and You|
|Feature: Does Organizational Culture Really Matter?|
|Unpacking Organizational Culture|
|Core Characteristics of Organizational Culture|
|The Structure of Organizational Culture|
|A Divided View of Organizational Culture|
|Cultural Consensus and Division|
|What Organizational Culture Is Not|
|Feature: Organization Culture or Organizational Climate|
|Myths About Organizational Culture|
|Lenses for Understanding Organizational Culture|
|The Development of the Organizational Culture Construct|
|The Lens of Symbolic Performance|
|The Lens of Narrative Reproduction|
|The Lens of Textual Reproduction|
|The Lens of Management|
|Feature: The Two Sides of Managerial Views|
|The Lens of Power and Politics|
|The Lens of Technology|
|The Lens of Globalization|
|Developing, Managing, and Changing Organizational Culture|
|Cultural Change in Organizations|
|Feature: Two Levels for Addressing Cultural Change|
|Creating a Vision of the Organization and Its Culture|
|Socializing New Employees to the Culture|
|Leadership and Organizational Culture|
|Personal, Professional, and Organizational Ethics|
|Can Organizational Culture be Managed?|
|The Culture Toolkit: Methods for Exploring Organizational Culture|
|Steps in Conducting a Cultural Analysis|
|Putting It All Together|
|About the Author|
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