Using Core Values as a Means to Accomplish Cultural Change: Two Examples

By Cheryl Crozier Garcia.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Two ancient cultures, that of the Native Hawaiian people and the monastic tradition envisioned and documented by Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century C.E. , have survived into the present, despite myriad changes throughout their respective histories. In both cases, their core values have survived across the millennia, and it is those core values that have allowed to both the kanaka maoli and Benedictine women and men to maintain the traditional practices which bind them while, at the same time, adapting to change over time. This study identifies core values common to both cultures and explains how these core values have helped to edify and preserve Hawaiian and Benedictine cultures in the face of significant cultural change.

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 607.919KB).

Dr. Cheryl Crozier Garcia

Assistant Professor and Program Chair, MAHRM program, Hawaii Pacific University, USA

Dr Crozier Garica joined the HPU faculty in 1990. Since 1996, she has been a full-time faculty member in the College of Professional Studies, teaching classes in Human Resource Management and supervising the rigorous professional paper sequence for MAHRM majors. Currently, she is an assistant professor and program chair of the MAHRM program. In this capacity, she develops curriculum, recruits and mentors adjunct faculty members, and represents the program on a number of university task forces and committees.

Her research interests include workplace ethics, spirituality in the workplace, gender and leadership, and personal development. She is a former Studium Scholar at St. Benedict’s monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a Benedictine Oblate. Dr. Crozier Garcia volunteers for a wide variety of community organizations, and is a popular speaker and presenter at national and international conferences.


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