(Sorry about the italics. I can't seem to correct it today) I read an item in the news today by Tom Vander Brook and Gregg Zoroya, reporters for USA Today. They wrote about why sexual assaults plague the US military. One reason, according to them, is the culture-in the military and
in society. They blame the violence and objectification of women in films and video games. I agree with them about culture, but they do not go far enough. Films and video games do not explain the current culture in society or in the military, which pre-dates films and video
I wrote about organizational culture in my e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two and here is I said:
“Culture is a longer lasting and more complex set of shared expectations than climate. While climate is a reflection of how people think and feel about their organization now, culture
consists of the shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize the larger organization over time. It is deeply rooted in long-held beliefs and customs.”
Culture does change and evolve. In my lifetime, I have seen many cultural changes toward women including men and women living together, women having babies out of wedlock, women having careers and families, and now gay marriages. It takes time but sometimes it happens quicker than you think.
Culture consists of the shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize the larger organization over time. http://clicktotweet.com/51V6h
Culture does change and evolve. It takes time but sometimes it happens quicker than you think. http://clicktotweet.com/d0g1a
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