From the Divergent to the Congenerous: Organizational Culture Inside the University

By Hsienyi Lin.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Much emphasis is currently placed on organizational culture, as related to an organizations ability to be adaptive, relevant and productive. Like any other organizations, universities have cultural characteristics. And, like any other organization, it is difficult to define, describe and measure the culture. Certainly, the collective mindset of all personnel within an institution of higher education incorporate its culture, including trustees, senior administrators, mid-level managers, faculty and staff, students, and parents. As a beginning, a descriptive study was conducted to determine the perspectives of managerial and non-managerial (teaching) personnel with respect to selected cultural facets of higher education. The study resulted in identified elements where there were shared notions of culture, where they were not shared, and where they may have indicated adjustments toward cultural adaptation. It also became clear that there needs to be a better metric for measurement of culture in higher education.

Keywords: Organizational Culture, Higher Education

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp.35-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 512.377KB).

Dr. Hsienyi Lin

Associate Professor, Department of Information Management, Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan


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