This book presents a new approach to organizational culture based in the ontologies of process metaphysics, complexity theory, and social constructionism. The author shows that most existing definitions of organizational culture are inadequate and argues that organizational culture is socially constructed, building on Schein's idea that culture emerges as a dynamic response to problem solving by the organization's members. Through several case studies, he demonstrates that neglecting an organization's culture is responsible for the failures of organizational change efforts and shows how using this new model will lead to improved results. This book will be a valuable resources to anyone interested in organizational studies.
Jim MacQueen is a former Organizational Development Consultant at Virginia Tech, USA (retired). He has practiced OD on five continents in more than a dozen countries. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, universities, nonprofits and small businesses as both an external and internal consultant.