Organizational Culture and Leadership
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.
Praise for Prior Editions of
"Worth reading again and again and again."
"An organizational development pioneer uses an anthropological approach to address a leader's role in shaping group and organizational dynamics."
"[Schein] is, to use an overworked word, a guru, the recognized expert in the field."
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I found this book very helpful in understanding organisational culture and organisational leadership for an assignment on the two; I will be taking this information out into the workplace. Schien’s book was straightforward to the point and above all easily understandable! I would recomend it for any dicipline.
The Concept of Organizational Culture Why Bother?
The Levels of Culture
Culture in Organizations Two Case Examples
How Culture Emerges in New Groups
The Dimensions of Culture
Assumptions About External Adaptation Issues
Assumptions About Managing Internal Integration
Deeper Cultural Assumptions About Reality and Truth
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 Culture Dimensions A TenStep Intervention
A Case of Organizational Cultural? Change