A typology of organisational cultures.

  title={A typology of organisational cultures.},
  author={Ron Westrum},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  volume={13 Suppl 2},
  • Ron Westrum
  • Published 2004 in Quality & safety in health care
There is wide belief that organisational culture shapes many aspects of performance, including safety. Yet proof of this relationship in a medical context is hard to find. In contrast to human factors, whose contributions are many and notable, culture's impact remains a common-sense, rather than a scientific, concept. The objectives of this paper are to show that organisational culture bears a predictive relationship with safety and that particular kinds of organisational culture improve safety… CONTINUE READING

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