ERIC Number: ED503346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Managing Culture--Making Culture Work for You
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
An understanding of culture in organisations can offer insights into individual and group behaviour, and leadership. It can help to explain not just what happens in an organisation, but why it happens. However, many people are concerned not just with understanding culture, and hence organisational life. They see culture as something to be influenced to achieve organisational goals of productivity, profitability, and success in core business. They want to manage culture. This fact sheet has been produced by the consortium research program's research activity 4: "Cultures and structures." Its aim is to help RTOs develop a greater understanding of the impact of cultures on their organisational capability. This fact sheet explores how cultures can be managed and changed, ethical considerations in managing culture, and tools and strategies used to manage culture. A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Ethics, Organizational Culture, Productivity, Outcomes of Education, Economic Factors, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).