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Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework, Third Edition by Robert E. Quinn, Kim S. Cameron

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Chapter 5. USING THE FRAMEWORK TO DIAGNOSE AND CHANGE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

The Competing Values Framework serves as a way to diagnose and initiate change in the culture that organizations develop as they progress through their life cycles and cope with the pressures of their external environments. Each organizational culture profile reflects underlying attributes: management style, strategic plans, climate, reward system, means of bonding, leadership, and basic values of the organization. Changing the culture, then, requires that these various elements of culture be identified and altered. This identification and alternative-generation task is a key challenge that individuals interested in initiating culture change face.

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