- Subject index
Training Instruments in HRD and OD is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.
Chapter 68: Organisational Culture: Organisational Survey
Organisational Culture: Organisational Survey
68.1 The Instrument and its Administration
Organisational Survey measures 15 aspects of organisational culture. It contains 36 items. A respondent is required to rate items 1 to 33, on a 5-point scale, on how accurately they describe his department/unit/organisation. Each of the last three items (34, 35 and 36) contains four alternatives, and the respondent is required to rank them (4 to 1) from most characteristic of the organisation to least characteristic. The items can also be rated for their desirability in the organisation.
68.2 Conceptual Framework
68.2.1 Organisational Culture (Comprehensive Framework)
Schein (1985, p. 9) defines culture as
A pattern of basic assumptions—invented, discovered, or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation ...