Summary of Organizational Culture and Leadership
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This classic work by Edgar H. Schein is one of the most important books ever written about organizational culture. Schein, who coined the phrase "organizational culture," offers a comprehensive analysis of the subject in a style refreshingly unburdened by sociological jargon. He has organized the book logically into three units: he defines culture; explains cultural assumptions; and discusses the role of leaders in forming, transmitting and changing organizational cultures. He offers a good overview of the most important and relevant research in the field, but keeps his discussion focused and practical, with numerous references to real-world cases. getAbstract recommends this as an indispensable work for students of sociology and organizations. Managers looking for the essential information about organizational culture between the covers of one book need seek no further.
About the Author
Edgar H. Schein is a professor emeritus and a senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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4 months agoI deeply agree with this statement:
Culture is what differentiates an organization from a random collection of people.
9 months agoCulture is a soul in an organization. The spirt comes from company culture. Standard is neutral, and rules.
1 year agoCulture at its core is to give universal personality to any organization, we may come from different backgrounds, cities and exhibit different behaviors, however organizational culture is the thread which ties all of us to represent as singular entity the "image of organization".
1 year agoEven though culture is not visible, got to know how powerful it is, very impressive and totally agree. Coincidently, we had vision workshop with managers last week, discussed how we can enliven MI culture to bring success in life, will share this with all associates as well in order to let them understand what the culture is and how important it is.