Published on March 11, 2014
Management Dynamics Dr Shuchi Sinha Faculty, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The culture of a group can now be defined as: A pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, that has worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think, and feel in relation to those problems’. Edgar Schein’s definition
Ref: Mullins L.J. (2005). Management and Organisational Behaviour. Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
Surface manifestations of organisational culture (e.g. artefacts, ceremonials, courses) Espoused Values Basic Assumptions (e.g. relationship to environment, nature of reality, truth, human activity and relationships)
Organizational Culture Handy (1993) – culture as atmosphere, ways of doing things, levels of energy, levels of individual freedom Power culture – single person / group dominates, centralised decision making, tends to be political Role culture – work by logic, rationality, rules and regulations Task culture – marshelling all resources required to accomplish the task at hand, decision making by project groups Person culture – service the needs of participating members (e.g doctors, barristers etc.)
Asch Conformity Experiment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA-gbpt7Ts8 Milgram’s Experiment http://www.simplypsychology.org/milgram.html
Books: Frost, P, J. (2003). Toxic Emotions at Work. USA: Harvard Business School Press. Narayanan, R & Bodhananda, S. (2010). Management & Mahabharata. Ahmadabad Management Association. Journal Articles: Calas, M. B. & Smircich, L. (1993). “Dangerous Liaisons: The “Feminine-in-Management” Meets “Globalization”. Business Horizons / March-April. Cunliffe, A. L. & Eriksen, M. (2011). ‘Relational Leadership’, Human Relations, 64 (11): 1425-1449. Journals: Management Learning Harvard Business Review The Leadership Quarterly Journal of Change Management
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