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Culture and its Impact on Organizational Resilience

Culture and its Impact on Organizational Resilience

This month’s blog post explores the importance of understanding how an organization’s culture impacts its resilience.  This is part one of a two-part series on culture and part four in our continuing series on organizational resilience.

Culture serves four functions, including providing a sense of identity to members and promoting a sense of commitment.  Culture helps members of the organization attribute sense and meaning to organizational events.  Culture reinforces the values in the organization.  Culture serves as a control mechanism for shaping behavior.

Edgar Schein is most well-known for his groundbreaking work in the 1980’s on the topics of Organizational Culture, Learning, and Change at MIT Sloan School of Management.

This post references several of Edgar Schein’s most famous quotes as we explore culture and its impact on an organization’s resilience.  One important aspect to note is the difficulty separating the impact of the leadership of the organization from its culture.

Source: Disaster Recovery Journal Culture and its Impact on Organizational Resilience

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