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Diagnosis of Organizational Culture in Public Sector Undertakings Undergoing Reforms

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  • Neale J. Slack

    (The University of the South Pacific
    Uniservices, Fiji National University)

  • Gurmeet Singh

    (The University of the South Pacific)

Abstract

This study investigates a comparative analysis of civil servants’ perceptions of organisational culture in two public sector undertakings undergoing public sector reform in Fiji, and a public administration industry reference group. Data collected from Fijian civil servants and analysed superficially indicate similarity in cultures and suggested intervention strategies to create the preferred organisational cultures. In addition, the findings show the criticality of deciphering and understanding public sector organisational culture at both the superficial and deeper levels, in order to guide intervention strategies and support sustained organisational change.

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  • Neale J. Slack & Gurmeet Singh, 2018. "Diagnosis of Organizational Culture in Public Sector Undertakings Undergoing Reforms," Public Organization Review, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 361-380, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:porgrv:v:18:y:2018:i:3:d:10.1007_s11115-017-0383-5
    DOI: 10.1007/s11115-017-0383-5
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    1. Neale J. Slack & Gurmeet Singh & Jashwini Narayan & Shavneet Sharma, 2020. "Servant Leadership in the Public Sector: Employee Perspective," Public Organization Review, Springer, vol. 20(4), pages 631-646, December.

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