Our universities doctoral programs, and more and more business schools, are now requiring a course in organizational culture and leadership. Some schools are even making established organizational behavior courses mandatory. This is a good thing. Yet there seems to be a gap between theory and practice. How to assess organizational culture? What to teach? How much emphasis to place on leadership in the classroom? The course is to provide a solid base for understanding organizational culture, and explain why and how some organizations develop cultures that are highly dysfunctional.
The lesson of the book is that organizational culture is a major contributor to organizational effectiveness and leadership performance, but is far less studied than it should be. Continually only scratched the surface of what culture means to organizations, it still appears to be at the top of many people’s priorities. In an era of global competition, expanding the understanding of organizational culture, its emergence, and its contribution to organizational behavior has become a major challenge. d2c66b5586