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Mind Your Manners: Managing Business Culture in the New Global Europe by John Mole

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Organization and leadership

Organization

The organization dimension of the Culture Triangle is based on the balance between personal relationships and rational order in human affairs.

At one end of the spectrum people believe that an organization is like a machine, designed and built to certain specifications to achieve a precise objective. For the purposes of this book I have called this approach systematic. At the other end of the spectrum is the belief that an organization is a social organism growing out of the needs and relationships of its members. I have called this organic. In reality most people hold a mix of these views. However, different cultures have a different mix, tending to one end or the other.

You could also call the dimension ...

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