9780787975975

Organizational Culture and Leadership, 3rd Edition

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    9780787975975

  • ISBN10:

    0787975974

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2004
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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

Preface xi
The Author xv
Part One: Organizational Culture and Leadership Defined
1(84)
The Concept of Organizational Culture: Why Bother?
3(22)
The Levels of Culture
25(14)
Cultures in Organizations: Two Case Examples
39(24)
How Culture Emerges in New Groups
63(22)
Part Two: The Dimensions of Culture
85(138)
Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues
87(24)
Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration
111(26)
Deeper Cultural Assumptions About Reality and Truth
137(14)
Assumptions About the Nature of Time and Space
151(20)
Assumptions About Human Nature, Activity, and Relationships
171(18)
Cultural Typologies
189(14)
Deciphering Culture
203(20)
Part Three: The Leadership Role in Culture Building, Embedding, and Evolving
223(196)
How Leaders Begin Culture Creation
225(20)
How Leaders Embed and Transmit Culture
245(28)
The Changing Role of Leadership in Organizational ``Midlife''
273(18)
What Leaders Need to Know About How Culture Changes
291(28)
A Conceptual Model for Managed Culture Change
319(18)
Assessing Cultural Dimensions: A Ten-Step Intervention
337(28)
A Case of Organizational (Cultural?) Change
365(28)
The Learning Culture and the Learning Leader
393(26)
References 419(10)
Index 429

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