33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 25 September 1998
I have used Schein's book to teach a course that addresses the leader's role in shaping organizational culture. I find that Schein's approach is deeper and more useful than many--he views and studies organizational culture from an anthropological perspective. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in truly understanding organizational culture and the leader's role in shaping it. My students have all enjoyed it also. It is especially useful and interesting to adult students who work in organizations similar to those that Schein describes.
10 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 1999
Mrs. Schein Organizational Culture framework must be one of the most important ones to study and understand organizational behavior. Mr. Schein's clinical psychology approach lead us to a very deep explanation about what kind of personal, groups and organizational dynamics are involved in the process of stability and change in an organization. A very interested framework including inconscious references. The clinical diagnostic approach Mr. Schein offers here is a very interesting methodology every organizational research or practitionaire must know and think about.