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ERIC Number: ED399437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Organizational Culture.
Burkhart, Jennifer
This guide, which is intended for workplace education providers, defines organizational culture, reviews selected techniques for reading a company's culture, and presents examples of ways in which organizations' culture can affect workplace education programs. An organization's culture is determined by: recognizing the company's philosophy (including the company's values/beliefs and quality philosophy); recognizing company-employee relations; appreciating the company's history (by observing employee orientation sessions, listening to stories of company heroes, and observing company customs/rites/rituals); understanding company language; observing the company's dress code; acknowledging the company's environment; reviewing printed materials to determine how the company sees itself; appreciating how the company values and uses time; and identifying career paths and advancement opportunities in the company. Contains a list of eight resources. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.