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Organisational Culture for Information Managers

Book Description

In today’s digital environment the workplace is characterised by individuals creating information perhaps independently of formal systems, or establishing new systems without knowledge of information management requirements. This book explains and explores the concept of organisational culture, specifically within the domain of information management. It draws on the author's wide-ranging practical experience in different workplaces and uses research findings from cross-cultural studies of information management.

  • Uses research findings from cross-cultural studies of information management
  • Provides tools to develop practical and realistic solutions to real-world problems
  • Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience in different workplaces.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of tables
  6. About the author
  7. Introduction
    1. Scope and audience
    2. Structure
  8. Chapter 1: The significance of organisational culture
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Why is understanding organisational culture so important?
    4. Organisational culture and information management – academic research
    5. What is organisational culture?
    6. Summary and conclusions
  9. Chapter 2: National culture
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. The debate surrounding national culture
    4. Models of national culture
    5. Hofstede’s dimensions
    6. Summary and conclusions
  10. Chapter 3: The structural environment
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Language
    4. Regional technological infrastructure
    5. Overview of the regulatory environment
    6. Privacy
    7. Freedom of information
    8. Copyright
    9. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4: Occupational culture
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Occupational culture
    4. Occupational culture and information behaviours
    5. The impact of occupational culture on information management in a university
    6. Our occupational cultures
    7. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5: Corporate culture
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Corporate culture – the tip of the iceberg
    4. Management style
    5. In-house language and narratives
    6. Visual cues inside the organisation
    7. External representation
    8. Conclusions
  13. Chapter 6: Assessing information culture
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Framework for assessment
    4. Conclusions
  14. Chapter 7: Scenarios
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Organisation types
    4. Scenario one: establishing a special library service
    5. Scenario two: developing a business case for a digital library
    6. Scenario three: implementing an electronic document and records management system (EDRMS)
    7. Scenario four: establishing an in-house archives repository
    8. Conclusions
  15. Conclusion
  16. Index