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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.

Social Diversity in Social Change Organizations: Standpoint Learnings for Organizational Consulting
Social diversity in social change organizations: Standpoint learnings for organizational consulting

Compare the following mission statements taken from the strategic plans of two very different organizations:

The mission of the Romero Institute for Research and Advocacy (RIRA) is to promote Latino progress through research, advocacy, and leadership development.

The mission of “X” (a Fortune 500 company) is to increase stockholders' wealth.

There is major difference between the mission of a social change organization and that of a for-profit organization. Purpose is only one of the differences that exist between social change organizations and for-profit organizations. Because important differences exist between social change organizations and other organizations, our (i.e., those professionals who join with me in this endeavor) consulting ...

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