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The Corporate Culture Survival Guide

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Offers an explanation of what corporate culture is and how it can be changed. The text is organized around key questions managers ask about culture: what is it? How can I foster change? How does it relate to strategy and change? Case studies include AMOCO, DEC, and Hewlett-Packard.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 10th 1999 by Jossey-Bass
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James Cooper
Nov 30, 2015 James Cooper rated it liked it
Thought the book gave some very practical advice and suggestions. This book is great when discussing companies and other profit-organizations. There are many good things to take out of this book for nonprofit organizations, however if you are looking to change your organization in a church or other nonprofit organization, maybe another book would be better.
Captain063
Dec 07, 2015 Captain063 rated it it was amazing
The book deciphers many doubts about organizations struggles throughout any transformative change. One of the valuable book ever in the field of leadership and management.
Anton Van der vloet
May 05, 2016 Anton Van der vloet rated it really liked it
Great book in which Schein offers a complete overview of the concept.

I hate "culture" as a catch-all phrase, and have been struggling with what to do with it for a while now. I tried replacing the word culture with behaviour, with some great results, but got the feeling that something was missing. Now I have a far better understanding of what that something is.

To be honest, I think Schein stretches the concept too far. What in a company is *not* part of the culture? By his definition, anything
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Renee
Apr 16, 2015 Renee rated it really liked it
Good ideas on how to navigate the corporate waters
Peter Morville
Sep 24, 2014 Peter Morville rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The best book I've read about organizational culture. Excellent!
Gernot
Feb 16, 2013 Gernot rated it it was amazing
Ich durfe selber zwei Unternehmens M&A (Aufkaufen oder Aufkaufen) mitmachen. Leider hatte - so musste man jedenfalls annehmen - niemand vorher dieses Buch gelesen.

Was ich bestätigen kann: Einfach ist es nicht und man sollte tatsächlich alle Annahmen insbesondere - die in der anderen Firma denken genau so wie wir - in Frage stellen.

Also_ Gute Lektüre für Übernehmer und Übernommene.
Amy
Sep 02, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
"If you want to change some element of your culture, you must recognize that you are tackling some of the most stable parts of your organization." p.35
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Nines
May 03, 2008 Nines rated it liked it
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well.. it's one of book i currently read for my thesis.. :(
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Edgar Schein is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and a Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Schein investigates organizational culture, process consultation, research process, career dynamics, and organization learning and change. In Career Anchors, third edition (Wiley, 2006), he shows how individuals can diagnose their own career needs and how man
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