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Occupational culture

Abstract:

This chapter considers the second layer of the organisational cultural model, occupational culture. The characteristics of the occupations or professions that people belong to will influence the way that they work with information, so it is important for information managers to be aware of the potential for very different values, attitudes and approaches. The occupational culture of librarians and recordkeepers is also discussed, and the consequences of these sometimes competing cultures on our overall objectives of managing information.

Key words

occupations

professions

warrant

Introduction

The objective of this chapter is to explore the middle layer of our organisational culture model, i.e. occupational ...

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