organizational culture artifacts

read to prepare yourselves for session 13

  1. Schein, E. H. (1985). Organizational culture and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
    Chapter 2, Uncovering the levels of culture, 16-27.
  2. Posen, B. (1984). The sources of military doctrine: France, Britain, and Germany between the world wars. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    pages 43-46
  3. Timmons, S., & East, L. (November 01, 2011). Uniforms, status and professional boundaries in hospital. Sociology of Health and Illness, 33, 7, 1035-1049.

We'll do an in class exercise

things we'll talk about

  • Reflecting back on your thinking about this in terms of the individual, what kinds of artifacts, espoused values, and basic underlying assumptions reflect and express our place of employment? of school? of voluntary gathering?
  • What did the case study about the role of uniforms in a UK hospital reveal about the role of uniforms? Were the uniforms effective in creating an allegiance to the organization rather than to the profession?
  • I may have some examples to share as well.

We'll do an in class exercise