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Att identifiera sig med en organisation: En studie om Posten Örebros organisationskultur
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this study is to identify an organizational culture at Posten Örebro based on Edgar H. Schein´s theory about the three levels of culture. These three levels consist of artifacts, espoused beliefs and values and basic underlying assumptions. Artifacts represent the visible and tangible of an organization and this level is the easiest level to identify. Espoused beliefs and values include common thoughts and ideals within the organization and are an aware, but not necessarily material, cultural level. The essence of a culture contains basic underlying assumptions that influence underlying thoughts and actions and this is a level that is difficult to identify since it is unaware to the members of an organization. This study will also examine the organizational culture’s level of homogeneity among departments and employee levels within Posten Örebro.This study is based on the following questions: How can the organizational culture of Posten Örebro be described based on Schein´s levels of culture? How homogenous is the organizational culture among departments and employee levels within Posten Örebro?The result of this study shows that it is possible to apply Schein´s theory on Posten Örebro and to identify artifacts, espoused beliefs and values and an indication of a basic underlying assumption. The result also shows that the organizational culture within Posten Örebro is almost completely homogenous, with the exception of the value of change.Key words: Organizational culture, Schein, Posten, artifacts, espoused values, underlying assumptions

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2010. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Organizational culture, Schein, Posten, artifacts, espoused values, underlying assumptions
Keyword [sv]
Organisationskultur, Schein, Posten, artefakter, hyllade värderingar, grundläggande antaganden
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-14451ISRN: ORU-HUS/SOC-GK-2011/0028--SEArchive number: ORU-HUS/SOC-GK-2011/0028--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-14451DiVA: diva2:394393
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F3249, Örebro (Swedish)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-03-25 Created: 2011-02-02 Last updated: 2011-03-25Bibliographically approved

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