Culture, according to Vijay Sathe is "the set of important understandings (often unstated) that members of a community share in common." These shared understandings consist of our norms, values, attitudes, beliefs and ‘paradigms’.
Another definition given in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary -- "culture is the integrated pattern of human behaviour that includes thought, speech, action, and artefacts and depends on man’s capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations."
This second definition is an exciting one as increasing our capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge is one of the prime aims of Knowledge Management.
And yet another interesting definition from Edgar H. Schein:
"The culture of a group can now be defined as: A pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems of external adaptation and internal integration, that has worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think, and feel in relation to those problems."
ArticleCreating a Knowledge Sharing Culture by David Gurteen
Article I wrote for Knowledge Management Magazine in 1999
Blog PostIts not just about technology - people issues need to be addressed too.
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 21 February 2003
Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 7 April 2003
There is no way I share my ideas: how to modify this behaviour in a corporate culture?
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 29 November 2012
BookBrit-Think Ameri-Think (1986) by Jane Walmsley
An Irreverent Guide to Understanding the Great Cultural Ocean that Divides Us
We've Got Blog (Jul 2002) by Rebecca Blood
How Weblogs Are Changing Our Culture
CategoryOrganizational Culture [18 items]
The set of important understandings that members of a community share in common.
LinkPrototype Culture by Michael Schrage
Article in Marketing Computers magazine
The Fifth Discipline Field Book
The Fifth Discipline Field Book Project Site
Past EventCulturevist Company Culture Conference & Hackday
Wed 10 Feb 2016, Culturevist
London, United Kingdom
Fons Trompenaars Trompenaars Hampden-Turner
QuotationKnowledge Management is a bullshit issue by Michael Schrage
On changing culture by Lou Gerstner
On knowledge and power by Michael Schrage
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