Activity: Attending an event › Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
Much of organizational research has focused on explicit attributes of organizations – size, technology, structural relationships, performance and productivity, etc. In contrast, the study of organizational culture has examined the symbolic and value-laden aspects of life in organizations, with special attention to cognitive and value themes that emerge from the study of cultural manifestations, such as rituals, stories, informal norms and practices, jargon, use of space, customary dress, and architecture. The focus is on the patterns of meaning that underlie these cultural manifestations. The purpose of this course is to introduce, explore, and expand theories of organizational culture and to prepare students to use these theories in their own research on culture and related areas of study.