ERIC Number: ED310976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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The Culture of Organizations: A Set of Learning Activities for Community Leaders.
Ulrich, James F., Jr.
This packet contains materials, process guidelines, discussion questions, and suggestions that serve as a guide for a 3-hour training session on the topic of organizational culture for groups of from 7 to 21 (or more) adults. During the training session, participants simulate organizational behaviors following three different sets of cultural rules. Participants take turns playing the roles of organization members, community members, and observers. After simulating each of the three organizational cultures, participants identify strengths and weaknesses inherent in each culture. Final discussion focuses on cultural characteristics of effective organizations, how organizational members can cope with problems they perceive in an organization's culture, and what organizational leaders can do to manage organizational culture. A participant guide is included that discusses: (1) categories of organizational culture; (2) how culture is embedded and transmitted; and (3) methods for fostering a cohesive organizational culture. (PPB)
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Interaction Process Analysis, Management Development, Organizational Communication, Organizational Theories, Participative Decision Making, Role Perception, Role Playing, Training Methods
James F. Ulrich, Jr., P.O. Box 4721, Northbrook, IL 60065-4271 ($5.00 single copy rate, $3.00 per copy when ordered in quantity).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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