Accession Number : ADA134764

Title :   Culture: Yes; Organization; No!

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Louis,M R

PDF Url : ADA134764

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Culture is defined as content that is characteristic of and/or peculiar to a group. Current interest in the cultures in and of organizations has focused on the content, and overlooked the boundaries of those contents; that is, the group to which the content is peculiar. This paper offers illustrations of the hazards of overlooking the boundaries of workplace cultures. It outlines what is entailed in taking seriously issues of boundary, as well as content of culture in work settings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organizations, *Operational effectiveness, *Group dynamics, *Culture, Performance(Human), Interpersonal relations, Attitudes(Psychology), Behavior, Social psychology, Personnel management, Ethnic groups

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE