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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.

Cultural Issues in Organizations: Summary and Conclusions
Cultural issues in organizations: Summary and conclusions
Robert T.Carter and Leah M.DeSole

The journey you have just completed in reading about cultural issues in organizations has been broad and far ranging. It has focused on the role of culture in various types of organizations and institutions, including families, schools, the legal system, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. The preceding chapters have demonstrated how the current organizational climate is replete with issues germane to culture, such as threats to affirmative action policies; shifting ethnic and racial demographics in the workplace; and, wider sociocultural gaps between providers and receivers of services, supervisors and supervisees, managers and subordinates, and teachers, educators, and students. Nonetheless, as several of the authors in this book observed, very ...

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