Building on our strengths: working towards a preferred workplace culture

Carol Shepstone and Lyn Currie


This chapter explores how understanding organizational culture is essential to fostering and facilitating positive organizational change. Analyzing current and preferred cultures makes it possible to develop and implement strategies to move an organization in the desired direction. Following a literature review on organizational effectiveness, management, and change, the authors present case study research at three Canadian academic libraries which assessed current and preferred cultures and proposed action based on current cultural strengths. Though different in size, structure, location and program scope, the libraries had ...

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