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Determining and navigating institutional culture

Stephanie Walker (Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This column seeks to address library personnel issues. This particular installment discusses the challenges of determining an organization's culture and the culture of any parent or supporting organizations. It also discusses some strategies for navigating organizational culture.

Design/methodology/approach

The column is based on the author's substantial experience dealing with personnel matters in academic, public, and special libraries, including hiring for all types of positions. It is personal opinion, based on lengthy experience.

Findings

This article discusses the challenges inherent in learning about an organization's culture and the culture of any parent or supporting organizations. It also discusses a variety of strategies for navigating organizational culture, in order to foster success.

Originality/value

The column is intended to help people to deal with all types of personnel issues overall; this specific column is intended to help librarians deal with the challenges of determining the nature of an organization's culture, and of navigating this culture successfully.

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Citation

Walker, S. (2011), "Determining and navigating institutional culture", The Bottom Line, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 113-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880451111169151

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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