Organisational Structure and Design Will (Always) Influence Organisation's Culture

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Nulli Secunda
Manager, United Kingdom

Organisational Structure and Design Will (Always) Influence Organisation's Culture

I have been researching the topic and quite frankly can't find any contradicting theory or thesis stating otherwise, that the org structure will not influence an organisation's culture. Any ideas?


Po Lindvall
Coach, Sweden

Org. Structure and Design Will ´seldom´ Influence Org Culture

In action research done for the past 10 years, most organizational structure design change implementations have NOT been able to influence the culture of the organizations studied. Mostly because there is lack of knowledge on cultural aspects and how to change or develop these and thus assumptions and values do not change.
At the same time I have studied some really successful cultural changes, but these have not been structural change designs, rather Kaizen influenced or leadership development programs (leading to developments corresponding with Schein's cultural primary embedding mechanism).
Most research I have found (Martin, Alvesson and more) does imply that the cultural change programs they have researched do not reach their goals.

Colette Smedile, Australia

Organizational Structure and Culture

Organisational structure will influence the initia...

Student (University), Uganda

Is Organisational Culture a Construction of Management?

I seem to agree that the organizational structure ...

Dan Heany, United Kingdom

Do Organisational Structure and Design Influence Organisation's Culture?

The only thing that alters culture is behavioural ...

Kari Egge
CEO, Norway

Behaviour Change and Organisational Structure

@Dan Heany: I agree with you to some extent, but b...


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