Corporate/Organisational Culture


This concept explores how organisations build up their own culture through tradition, history and structure. It also suggests that culture provides organisations with a sense of identity.

Technique Overview

Corporate/Organisational Culture

Corporate/Organisational Culture Definition

Organisational culture is a pattern of basic assumptions invented, discovered or developed by a given group within an organisation as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration. The pattern has worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore is to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think and feel in relation to problems (Schein, 1988; 1996).

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  • Antorini, Y.M., Muñiz Jr., A.M. and Askildsen, T. (2012) Collaborating With Customer Communities: Lessons From the Lego Group. MIT Sloan Management Review, March.
  • Brokaw, L. (2012) Marks and Spencer’s Emerging Business Case for Sustainability. MIT Sloan Management Review, July.
  • Burnes, B. (2009) Managing Change. Pearson, Essex, UK.
  • Cameron, K.S. and Quinn, R.E. (2011) Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture. (3rd Edition), Wiley, San Francisco.

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