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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

Perspectives on Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations
Perspectives on addressing cultural issues in organizations
Robert T.Carter

During the past three decades, organizational psychologists and other social scientists have given more recognition to the influence of race and culture in organizational systems than was previously given (Block & Carter, in press; Carnevale & Stone, 1995; Chemers, Oskamp, & Costanzo, 1995; Cox, 1994; Morrison, Ruderman, & Hughes-James, 1993; Sackman, 1997; Thompson & Carter, 1997). Carnevale and Stone (1995) point out that societal culture is embedded in our organizations. They observe that “people naturally bring their culture to the workplace. The dominant culture of most American organizations reflects the values of the American born white (Anglo) males [and females] who established them” (p. 93). How societal culture influences organizations is ...

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