WORK2218Week11 - ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE WORK2218: Lecture...

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ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE WORK2218: Lecture week 11 Daniel Nyberg
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2 Overview What is organisational culture? Organisational culture and performance
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Part 1: What is Organisational Culture?
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4 A short history of the concept Anthropological heritage in the study of “exotic” cultures. Industrial psychology; the study of the Hawthorne plants. “In search of excellence”, how culture explained performance. ‘Organisational culture’ vs. ‘Corporate culture’; a continuous debate.
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5 Organisational culture defined The basic pattern of shared assumptions, values and beliefs considered to be the correct way of thinking about and acting on problems and opportunities facing the organisation.
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Organisational Culture definitions (cont) ‘The deeper level of basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organisation, that operate unconsciously and that define in a basic, ‘taken for granted fashion’, an organisation’s view of itself and its environment’ (Schein 1985)
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