Accession Number : ADA117610

Title :   Patterns and Assumptions: The Keys to Understanding Organizational Cultures.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,W Gibb , Jr

PDF Url : ADA117610

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : With increasing frequency the term 'organizational culture' is being used as an explanatory concept in organizational analysis. This paper examines the concept of organizational culture and suggests that current formulations of this concept are inadequate because they tend to neglect the pattern of tacit assumptions that is at the core of any culture. A framework for deciphering the patterning of cultural assumptions is presented and this framework is used to describe the culture of one organization and delineate the boundaries of that culture.

Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS, *CULTURE, ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, GROUP DYNAMICS, PATTERNS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE