July 18, 2008

Book Review - Organizational Culture and Leadership

This book attempts to define and understand the components of organizational culture and to show how it can be changed by determined leaders. The first part of the book defines both organizational culture and leadership, and explains how culture evolves within a new group. The second part analyzes organizational culture in depth. Most chapters discuss the assumptions that group members make about certain cultural characteristics. The third part discusses the role of leaders in building and adapting culture. Both case studies and conceptual models of organizational change are used to demonstrate the processes involved and the time that this kind of change likely involves. This is the third edition of a classic text on organizational culture.

This book can be found at HECSA Library:

Organizational Culture and Leadership
3rd Ed.
Edgar H. Schein
HD 58.7 .S33 2004