The management of organisational culture

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Willcoxson, Lesley and Millett, Bruce. 2000. "The management of organisational culture." Australian Journal of Management and Organisational Behaviour. 3 (2), pp. 91-99.
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The management of organisational culture

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AuthorsWillcoxson, Lesley (Author) and Millett, Bruce (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Journal Citation3 (2), pp. 91-99
Number of Pages9
Year2000
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://www.usq.edu.au/extrafiles/business/journals/HRMJournal/Abstracts/OrgCultureAbstract.htm
Abstract

Culture is a term that is used regularly in workplace discussions. It is taken for granted that we understand what it means. The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss some of the significant issues relating to the management of an organisation's culture. As organisational cultures are born within the context of broader cultural contexts such as national or ethic groupings, the paper will commence by defining 'culture' in the wider social context. This definition will subsequently form the basis for discussion of definitions of organisational culture and the paradigms and perspectives that underpin these. The paper will then discuss the issue of whether there is one dominant culture that typifies an organisation, or whether an organisation is really a collection or sub-set of loosely bound group identities. Finally, the paper identifies some implications for the management of culture management and change.

Keywordsorganisational culture; management; organisational change
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350710. Organisational behaviour
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
350503. Human resources management
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© L. Willcoxson & B. Millett.

Byline AffiliationsManagement Development and Research Centre
Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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