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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE