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The corporate culture survival guide /
Edgar H. Schein.
edition
New and rev. ed.
imprint
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
description
xv, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0470293713 (cloth), 9780470293713 (cloth)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
isbn
0470293713 (cloth)
9780470293713 (cloth)
contents note
Why bother? -- What is culture anyway? -- What are the elements and dimensions of organizational culture? -- Deeper assumptions -- When and how to assess your culture -- Cultural learning, unlearning, and transformative change -- Culture creation, evolution, and change in start-up companies -- Culture dynamics in the mature company -- Mid-life crisis and potential decline -- When cultures meet: acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and other multicultural collaborations -- Cultural realities for the serious culture leader.
general note
"A Warren Bennis book"--P. [v].
"Warren Bennis signature series"--P. [vi].
catalogue key
7310196
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Excerpts
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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.
Flap Copy
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.
Summaries
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The Corporate Culture Survival Guide Edgar H. Schein New and Revised Edition Praise for The Corporate Culture Survival Guide "Why [read this] now? It should come as no surprise that [culture] is a major underlying cause for the success or failure of many corporate mergers and acquisitions. What Schein says will no doubt keep heads nodding throughout his text." -Booklist "Schein's methodologies and models should be welcome tools in helping companies reevaluate and reform their identities." -Library Journal "Schein makes the process of assessing and managing organizational culture more accessible to leaders and managers." -Personnel Psychology "The Corporate Culture Survival Guide is well worth reading over and over until you have it memorized." -Knowledge Management
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The Corporate Culture Survival GuideEdgar H. ScheinNew and Revised EditionPraise forThe Corporate Culture Survival Guide"Why [read this] now? It should come as no surprise that [culture] is a major underlying cause for the success or failure of many corporate mergers and acquisitions. What Schein says will no doubt keep heads nodding throughout his text." -Booklist"Schein's methodologies and models should be welcome tools in helping companies reevaluate and reform their identities." -Library Journal"Schein makes the process of assessing and managing organizational culture more accessible to leaders and managers." -Personnel Psychology"The Corporate Culture Survival Guide is well worth reading over and over until you have it memorized." -Knowledge Management
Bowker Data Service Summary
Corporate culture is at the heart of how a company operates. This book offers a practical primer from the founding father and guru of corporate culture, Ed Schein.
Main Description
Corporate culture pioneer Edgar H. Schein gets back to basics and delivers a dynamite primer on changing cultures packed with practical advice. Here, Schein separates the sense from the nonsense regarding culture change theory and practice and tells in plain terms how readers can assess their organization to determine if its current culture fits its people and products. He then examines corporate culture on three levels--behaviors, values, and shared assumptions--and shows how each factors into change initiatives. Framed around the questions managers ask most often, the book uses case studies to show what successful change looks like and to demonstrate how you can dismantle a dysfunctional culture.This new edition has been updated to be directed at practitioners alone, uses updated cases including more international, nonprofit and public administration examples; introduces new topics such as globalization, mergers, and the effects of technology on organizations; and features a new chapter on the competencies managers need to foster the right culture.
Main Description
The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today's changing corporate culture This is the definitive guide to corporate culture for practitioners. Recognized expert Edgar H. Schein explains what culture is and why it's important, how to evaluate your organization's culture, and how to improve it, using straightforward, practical tools based on decades of research and real-world case studies. This new edition reflects the massive changes in the business world over the past ten years, exploring the influence of globalization, new technology, and mergers on culture and organization change. New case examples help illustrate the principals at work and bring focus to emerging issues in international, nonprofit, and government organizations as well as business. Organized around the questions that change agents most often ask, this new edition of the classic book will help anyone from line managers to CEOs assess their culture and make it more effective. Offers a new edition of a classic work with a focus on practitioners Includes new case examples and information on globalization, the effects of technology, and managerial competencies Covers the basics on changing culture and includes a wealth of practical advice
Main Description
The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today's changing corporate cultureThis is the definitive guide to corporate culture for practitioners. Recognized expert Edgar H. Schein explains what culture is and why it's important, how to evaluate your organization's culture, and how to improve it, using straightforward, practical tools based on decades of research and real-world case studies. This new edition reflects the massive changes in the business world over the past ten years, exploring the influence of globalization, new technology, and mergers on culture and organization change. New case examples help illustrate the principals at work and bring focus to emerging issues in international, nonprofit, and government organizations as well as business. Organized around the questions that change agents most often ask, this new edition of the classic book will help anyone from line managers to CEOs assess their culture and make it more effective. Offers a new edition of a classic work with a focus on practitioners Includes new case examples and information on globalization, the effects of technology, and managerial competencies Covers the basics on changing culture and includes a wealth of practical advice
Table of Contents
Preface to the New and Revised Editionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
The Authorp. xv
The Structure and Content of Culturep. 1
Why Bother?p. 3
What Is Culture Anyway?p. 21
What Are the Elements and Dimensions of Organizational Culture?p. 37
Deeper Assumptionsp. 61
When and How to Assess Your Culturep. 77
The Dynamics of Culture Formation, Evolution, and Changep. 103
Cultural Learning, Unlearning, and Transformative Changep. 105
Culture Creation, Evolution, and Change in Start-Up Companiesp. 123
Culture Dynamics in the Mature Companyp. 147
Mid-Life Crisis and Potential Declinep. 169
The Realities of Multiculturalismp. 187
When Cultures Meet: Acquisitions, Mergers, Joint Ventures, and Other Multicultural Collaborationsp. 189
Cultural Realities for the Serious Culture Leaderp. 215
Notesp. 225
Referencesp. 229
Indexp. 233
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