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Organisational culture

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Culture of work
Work culture
Organisational change
Organisational resilience
Organizational culture


Report

Report on agency effectiveness through organisational design

It is evident that competition agencies face a number of challenges with their organisational structure and the functioning of the organisation. The aim of this report is to share experience among competition agencies in order to improve agency effectiveness.
Conference paper

When a business case is not enough: motivation to work with lean

Implementing lean construction from the lean construction community’s perspective is seen as a significant change from traditional project management and perhaps even a paradigm shift.
Guide

A guide to improving value by reducing design error

The Get it Right Initiative is an organisation with a mission to tackle avoidable error in the construction industry. The initiative’s single aim is to significantly reduce error and its associated consequences, and its members are united to build a better UK Construction Industry.
Conference paper

Behavior-based quality, case study of closing the knowing-doing gap

This is a case study of a large US general contractor’s efforts to rethink and implement a new behavior-based approach to quality to achieve zero errors, zero defects, zero rework, and zero surprises. Recognition of upstream behaviors that resulted in quality issues and unpredictable results...
Conference paper

Assessment of organizational culture in construction: A case study approach

Recent studies suggest that Lean concepts can be successfully adopted only when it is aligned with the organizational culture (OC). The objective of this study is to understand the impact of prominent cultural dimensions on the different management levels of employees.
Journal article

Liminal roles in construction project practice: exploring change through the roles of partnering manager, building logistic specialist and BIM coordinator

In order to better understand the unfolding of construction project practice in an increasingly changeful world new professional roles are explored as liminal roles. Findings are both theoretical and practical and suggest that new professional roles practice multi-liminal work and acknowledge tensions that pose challenges...
Journal article

Organizational culture: case of the Finnish construction industry

The aim of this study is to examine and determine organisational cultural profiles of organisations in the Finnish construction industry as they are currently perceived and preferred by professionals themselves.
Other text

A practitioners view of organisational resilience

In the increasingly challenging and dynamic operational and strategic environments in which organisations are required to function, there may be a quite natural temptation to fit the needs of organisational resilience (OR) to the organisation by incoherently using a blend of existing functions and based...
Journal article

Theorizing construction industry practice within a disaster risk reduction setting: is it a panacea or an illusion?

With the recent increases in natural hazard events worldwide, and the likelihood that this will worsen still further with anticipated climate changes, the construction industry is increasingly contributing to building resilience within disaster-affected communities. Existing industry expertise, its educational approaches and the related theoretical frameworks...
Journal article

Managing to outcomes: what, why and how?

Measuring the things that matter most is only part of the story; real change comes through building a culture that understands how to use this data to manage to outcomes. Five key reasons for managing to outcomes are: to sustain or grow funding, to improve...
Discussion paper

Culture: values and practices - can you have one without the other?

Companies often have a safety value. But what is the value of a "value" statement without the means to deliver?
Journal article

The culture of construction organisations: the epitome of institutionalised corruption

The culture of an organisation is a vital element of business competency that must align with its strategic goals, and enhance peoples’ perceptions, feelings and behaviour in adapting to it. Organisational culture may also bring about negative practices such as dishonesty and unethical behaviours. The...
Conference paper

Diffusing cultural awareness and maturity in lean managed organizations

The aim of this paper is to describe a lean cultural maturity model underpinned by diffusion theory. The purpose of the maturity model is to provide an understanding of organizational cultural awareness associated with the lean phenomenon.
Working paper

Rhetoric and reality in the clothing industry: the case of post-Fordism

The purpose of this paper is to examine in greater detail how new production concepts have been translated at the clothing manufacturing enterprise level.