The Flow of Organizational Culture

New Thinking and Theory for Better Understanding and Process

  • Jim MacQueen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


This book presents a new approach to organizational culture based in the ontologies of process metaphysics, complexity theory, and social constructionism. The author shows that most existing definitions of organizational culture are inadequate and argues that organizational culture is socially constructed, building on Schein's idea that culture emerges as a dynamic response to problem solving by the organization’s members. Through several case studies, he demonstrates that neglecting an organization's culture is responsible for the failures of organizational change efforts and shows how using this new model will lead to improved results. This book will be a valuable resources to anyone interested in organizational studies.


culture change organizational culture Process Metaphysics Complexity Theory Schein organizational development systems thinking sensemaking process thinking organizational change appreciative inquiry coaching teambuilding change management

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  1. 1.InFlow ODBethelUSA

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