9. Discerning and Assessing Organizational Culture
Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2004 by Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition
How to Cite
Sapienza, A. M. (2004) Discerning and Assessing Organizational Culture, in Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047166359X.ch9
- Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
- Published Print: 14 MAY 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471226147
Online ISBN: 9780471663591
- founding history;
- manifestations of culture;
- core ideology;
- how and why culture fails
Organizational culture can be compared to individual personality in at least two respects: it has a major impact on the work environment, and it is very difficult to change. What culture consists of and how it emerges are described, and three case studies are presented to illustrate both how culture evolves from an organization's founding history and how it affects science organizations. How and why a culture “fails” (that is, the negative impact culture may have on scientific creativity and productivity) conclude the discussion.