Working With Culture: the Way the Job Gets Done In Public Programs, Author: Anne Khademian.
By Howard Risher – “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.” That quote is credited to the father of modern management, Peter Drucker. He was saying that leaders need to understand and address their organization’s culture in their planning.
Writers tell us that culture encompasses the values, beliefs, underlying assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors shared by a group of people. It sets forth the rules—unspoken and unwritten—for working together.
It’s relevant to reform because it governs behavior in work groups. It influences virtually every interaction of people in performing their jobs. It affects the time they start work, their tolerance for sexist comments, the way they deal with customers—everything.
Culture plays an important role in every successful organization. More than a few writers have argued that it would be great if government could develop a performance culture. That’s one where employees are committed to achieving results. Employees in high performing companies are energized by the culture. It’s reinforced by their reward and recognition practices. more> https://goo.gl/AiEOKL
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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Author: Max Weber.
Underdevelopment is a State of Mind, Author: Lawrence Harrison.
Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress, Editors: Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington.
Notes on a New Sociology of Economic Development, Author: Jeffrey Sachs.
To understand the eurozone crisis, consider culture
By Séamus A. Power – They call it the Kissinger Question. “If I want to call Europe, who do I call?” Henry Kissinger reportedly remarked in the 1970s, when he was US Secretary of State.
At the time, there was no European Union, and there was far less economic, fiscal, and political integration than today.
The Kissinger Question is a good one. The expanding political and fiscal union in Europe, motivated by a desire not to repeat the mistakes leading to the two world wars, rests on centuries of interrelated but distinct national beliefs, values, desires, and morals—factors that lie at the foundation of economic practices.
For example, the cultural psychological differences across the EU reveal some foundational issues at the heart of the current eurozone crisis. more> http://tinyurl.com/pwtwnf5
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