Organisational culture and cultural integration

Valerie Garrow, Graeme Martin

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    This chapter explores the concept of organisational culture, why it is important, how we can begin to understand its influence, and the role it plays in a major change programme such as a merger, acquisition or alliance. Through a blend of academic theory and practical examples it considers how we can best understand culture. Although OD has traditionally drawn on the behavioural sciences to understand organisational phenomena, it increasingly looks to the new sciences – and this chapter introduces concepts from complexity theory to add a new perspective on traditional unitary approaches to culture change. The chapter also uses case studies from original research conducted by the lead author to illustrate the key learning points and provides an extensive reference list for readers who wish to explore the concept further. Finally, it makes explicit links to the model of New OE that provides the organising framework for the book.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPeople and organisational development
    Subtitle of host publicationa new agenda for organisational effectiveness
    EditorsHelen Francis, Linda Holbeche, Martin Reddington
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherChartered Institute of Personnel and Development
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)9781843982692
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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