Org. culture LO13749

Birren, David E (
Wed, 28 May 1997 10:00:26 -0500

Replying to LO13739 --

>Ragner Johansen writes in "Org. culture LO13739":
>>I have allways percieved culture as the "fuzziest" concept in organization
>>theory. Definitions I have seen varies from theatrical/ritual to
>>historical/traditional to sociological/norms-values. To me it constitutes
>a mix where tacit knowledge, informal processes, artifacts and
>suboptimization are key properties, reflecting underlying norms/values
>or simply habits.


Thanks for your contribution, Ragner. This is most useful. I
particularly like the concept of a vision statement as the "attempted
culture" as distinct from the "working culture."



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