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Organizational Cultures of Remembrance by Daniel Mai

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8.2  Factors Influencing the Development of Historical Consciousness

Several factors influenced the formation of the historical consciousnesses of members. Factors that will be discussed here include 1) age, length of tenure, and generational membership; 2) departmental membership, work tasks, and the degree of professional involvement with corporate history; 3) level of position and breadth of perspective on company operations; 4) formal/informal socialization in the workplace; 5) pre-entry socialization through relatives; 6) the utilization of ‘tradition offers’ and media consumption; 7) educational background; and 8) personal interest in the corporate past.

Historical consciousness in a corporate context is a complex phenomenon predominantly ...

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