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Organizational Culture and Leadership, Fourth Edition by Edgar H. Schein

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Chapter 9. DEEPER CULTURAL ASSUMPTIONS: HUMAN NATURE, ACTIVITY, AND RELATIONSHIPS

This chapter explores what it means to be human, what a culture's basic assumptions are about the appropriate action for humans to take with respect to their environment, and most important, what a culture's basic assumptions are about the right and proper forms of human relationships. This last category frequently receives all the attention and defines for many people what the word culture is all about. However, it is important to recognize that assumptions about human relationships are deeply connected not only to assumptions about human nature and activity but also to assumptions about time, space, and the nature of truth, as discussed in Chapters Seven and

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