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"Professional groups maintain their authority by…having specialised language, rituals and rules (Schein, 1992)." (Nursing Times, September 2006)
Organizational pioneer Schein updates his influential understanding of culturewhat it is, how it is created, how it evolves, and how it can be changed. Focusing on todays 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 changedone of the toughest challenges of leadership. The result is a vital resource for understanding and practicing organizational effectiveness.
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"Worth reading again and again and again."
"An organizational development pioneer uses an anthropological approach to address a leaders role in shaping group and organizational dynamics."
"[Schein] is, to use an overworked word, a guru, the recognized expert in the field."
Edgar Schein is the recognized leader in organizational culture these days. While most focus on his famous onion metaphor of culture with three layers of artifacts, espoused... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joseph N. Scudder
this book is a great one of my personal favorites books of all times. you should give it a tryPublished on January 1, 2013 by Jose M. Lopez
This book is the text for a course in leadership I am taking in graduate school at Northeastern University. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by Wayne E. Smith
Excellent resource. Schein does a fantastic job of taking the business culture out of the theoretical and into reality. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by R. Sheneman
This book is very informative when it relates to organizational, group, and individual culture and leadership. Read morePublished on March 19, 2009 by Mark Costa
Author feels obligated to justify everyone of his thoughts leading to some useful info, but also a lot of info that means nothing. Read morePublished on January 19, 2009 by S. Beck
Bought this book for Ph.D. program and have found the book to be a fascinating study on the right methods for any firm to examine when assessing its culture and in realizing the... Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by Christopher A. Noe
A must read for every serious manager. If I had a better understanding of culture when I started my career, some 35 years ago, it would have made a significnt difference in my... Read morePublished on March 18, 2007 by Albert J. Cole
I am very pleased with the service provided by Amazon.com. The book arrived in excellent condition, very well packed, and shipped promptly. Read morePublished on August 15, 2006 by MBA Student