Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework by Kim S. CameronDiagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture provides a framework, a sense-making tool, a set of systematic steps, and a methodology for helping managers and their organizations carefully analyze and alter their fundamental culture. Authors, Cameron and Quinn focus on the methods and mechanisms that are available to help managers and change agents transform the most fundamental elements of their organizations. The authors also provide instruments to help individuals guide the change process at the most basic level--culture. Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture offers a systematic strategy for internal or external change agents to facilitate foundational change that in turn makes it possible to support and supplement other kinds of change initiatives.
The Competing Values Framework
This framework assesses the dominant organizational culture based on four culture types: Clan, Hierarchy, Adhocracy, and Market. OSU Extension personnel exhibited a Clan culture type as dominant in both the current and preferred situations. The Clan culture portrays OSU Extension as an organization that concentrates on internal maintenance with flexibility, concern for people, and sensitivity for customers. The study suggests implications for Extension nationwide. Angel A. The contemporary definition of organizational culture OC includes what is valued, the dominant leadership style, the language and symbols, the procedures and routines, and the definitions of success that characterizes an organization.
From a list of thirty-nine indicators of effectiveness for organizations, Cameron and Quinn found two polarities by statistical analysis that make the difference when it comes to organizational effectiveness. Organizations have to choose whether they have:. You can't have both polarities for one hundred percent at the same time. Hence, they are competing values. By plotting those two dimensions in a matrix, the Competing Values Framework emerged. To the left in the graph, the organization is internally focused: what is important for us, and how do we want to work? To the right the organization is externally focused: what is important for the outside world, the clients, and the market?.