Cultural Aspects of Workplace Organization and Space

  • Craig Zimring
  • Dita Peatross
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Part of the Advances in Environment, Behavior and Design book series (AEBD, volume 4)

Abstract

The culture of white-collar work organizations has recently received considerable attention in the popular and scholarly press. On one hand, the increasing globalization of business makes understanding the role of national culture for workers and markets critically important. On the other, organizational and corporate culture has been extensively studied as a way of understanding the attitudes, views, and daily behaviors of a company or department that go beyond formal organizational structures or ideologies. As businesses attempt to reduce their formal bureaucracies and become more flexible, the ability to influence their own culture takes on special urgency (Kilmann, Saxton, & Serpa, 1985; Peters & Waterman, 1982).

Keywords

Organizational Culture General Manager National Culture Power Distance Corporate Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Zimring
    • 1
  • Dita Peatross
    • 2
  1. 1.College of ArchitectureGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Facilities PlanningEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

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