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Managing the Library's Corporate Culture



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Library Philosophy and Practice Vol 8 No 2 Spring 2006 libr unl edu 2000 LPP lppv8n2 htm ISSN 1522 0222 Managing the Library s Corporate Culture for Organizational Efficiency Productivity and Enhanced Service Samuel Olu Adeyoyin Head Acquisition Unit University Library Ajayi Crowther University P M B 1066 Oyo Oyo State Nigeria Introduction Corporate culture is a key component in the achievement of an organization s mission and strategies the improvement of organizational effectiveness and the management of change Culture is rooted in deeplyheld beliefs It reflects what has worked in the past It is a pattern of shared beliefs attitudes assumptions and values which may not have been explicitly articulated Corporate culture shapes the way people act and interact and strongly influences how things get done It encompasses the organization s goals behavioural norms and dominant ideologies Culture can be expressed through the organization s myths heroes legends stories jargon rites and ritual Corporate culture can work for an organization by creating an environment that is conducive to performance improvement and the management of change It can work against an organization by erecting barriers that prevent the attainment of goals The impact of culture can include conveying a sense of identity and unity of purpose to members of the organization facilitating the generation of commitment and shaping behaviour by providing guidance on what is expected Library managers live within the corporate culture They must understand it as a basis for diagnosing and solving problems and for developing new policies or procedures They may be involved in managing the culture in times of change or during crises Culture is manifested in the form of norms the unwritten rules of behaviour and values what is regarded as important expressed as beliefs on what is best or good for the organization and what ought to happen 1 Managing the Library s Corporate Culture for Organizational Efficiency



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