Explore the invisible, subterranean depths of your organizational culture to uncover the taken-for-granted beliefs and values which determine your organization’s goals, strategies and actions. But how to investigate culture when it operates mostly unconsciously? “Probing Into Culture” successively explores the three levels of organizational culture, from the very visible to the invisible.
Managers will explore their culture by looking at the visual symbols or “artifacts”, then the claimed or “espoused values”, and most importantly, probing beneath these layers into the “basic underlying assumptions” of an organization’s culture. This knowledge is a crucial stepping stone to promoting effective change within any organization. Always provocative and eye-opening, CoachingOurselves topic discussion guides will leave management teams with new perspectives and key learnings that will make them better managers.
Edgar Schein is Sloan Professor of Management Emeritus at the Sloan School of Management at the MIT and a pioneering thinker in the importance of corporate culture. The CoachingOurselves discussion guide “Probing into Culture” introduces you to Schein’s classic model of organizational culture.
About CoachingOurselves: CoachingOurselves is a collaborative approach to management and leadership development created by Henry Mintzberg and Phil LeNir. World renowned management and business thinkers have authored 90-minute discussion guides for management teams. These are a platform to build trust, learn from experiences and each other, and plan strategies and actions to make change happen. Contact Warren Cohen at email@example.com for more information on getting started today.