Chapter 8 - Managing Organisational Culture

Cultural surgery

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Unformatted text preview: mal tactics segregate newcomers from existing organizational members during the learning process. With informal tactics, newcomers learn on the job, as members of a team. Sequential vs. Random Sequential Sequential tactics provide newcomers with explicit information about the sequence in which they will perform new activities or occupy new roles as they advance in an organization. With random tactics, training is based on the interests and needs of individual newcomers because there is no set sequence to the newcomers’ progress in the organization. Fixed vs.Variable Fixed Fixed tactics give newcomers precise knowledge of the timetable associated with completing each stage in the learning process. Variable tactics provide no information about when newcomers will reach a certain stage in the learning process. ‘Cultural Surgery’ The process of doing ‘cultural surgery’ is as follows (Asma, 1996): 1. Removal of the extreme interpretations related to our values of respect for elders, a group orientation, a relationship­based orientation, harmonious living and concern for face saving. 2. Repl...
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