CHAPTER   2

The Importance of Culture, Climate, and Tribes in the Context of Enterprise Architecture

In this chapter, we consider the influences of culture and the related concepts of tribes and organizational climate on enterprise architecture (EA). As described in Chapter 1, the essence of EA involves planning and transformation of enterprises. However, no matter how carefully we plan for change and account for the nature of the systems we are concerned with, we face emergent and unexpected consequences resulting from human factors. Such factors can, however, be understood based on the culture of the enterprise and the metacultures (occupational, regional, national, and beyond) in which it is situated.

Cultures are like nested dolls or layers ...

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