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© 2010

Transforming Culture

Creating and Sustaining a Better Manufacturing Organization

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 1-13
  3. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 15-48
  4. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 49-63
  5. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 65-92
  6. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 93-113
  7. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 115-135
  8. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 137-162
  9. Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II, Tracy L. Meerwarth
    Pages 163-180
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-217

About this book

Introduction

Transforming Culture offers a discussion and exploration of American work culture that can serve as a guide for organizational-culture change through the description and explanation of a model for change used at GM. The book describes the model, discusses culture-change tools that were derived from it and descriptions of how the tools work.

Keywords

organization organizations transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Michigan State University, Northern Arizona University, Wayne State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Anthropology DepartmentNorthern Arizona UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Consolidated Bearings Co.Cedar KnollsUSA

About the authors

Author Elizabeth K. Briody: Elizabeth K. Briody, Ph.D., is Founder and Principal of Cultural Keys LLC and formerly Technical Fellow, General Motors R&D. Author Robert T. Trotter, II: Robert T. Trotter, II, is Regents Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, USA. Author Tracy L. Meerwarth: Tracy L. Meerwarth is a Corporate Officer at Consolidated Bearings Company, Ltd., New Jersey, USA.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

WINNER of the 2012 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology from the American Anthropological Association

"We have few work organization studies with such thick description over a two-decade period . . . The book is a cautionary tale about the death and hopeful rebirth of manufacturing in the Untied States and provides important social commentary on the American Dream at the beginning of a new millennium." - Anthropology of Work Review

"An approach, tools, and stories that helped us build a strong, productive culture." - Randy Thayer, Lansing Regional Plant Manager, Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River

"Perceptive, instructive, and critically important! The authors' incisive analysis, combined with real-world illustrations and an engaging writing style, make this book stand out from all others." - S. Tamer Cavusgil, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University and Director of the Institute of International Business

"This aptly titled book combines technical expertise and experience of a high order with work with a variety of people in the manufacturing trenches at GM. The authors have developed real and realistic methods to induce constructive culture change. Useful to anyone trying to change the culture of an organization." - Bob Frosch, former Vice President, GM and former Administrator, NASA.