Measuring and interpreting organizational culture

J Nurs Adm. 1990 Jun;20(6):17-24.


Organizational culture is an abstract, yet potent managerial concept. With roots in several disciplines, several perspectives and definitions of organizational culture have emerged. One perspective focuses on norms and expectations within the organization. In this article, the authors present a quantitative approach to measuring and interpreting organizational culture based on established norms and expected behavior.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nurse Administrators / psychology
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology
  • Nursing, Supervisory / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Culture
  • Sociometric Techniques