The term “socialization” usually invokes a strong emotional reaction and is often misunderstood. While it seems to go against our cultural roots “individualism,” a degree of socialization has carefully thought out to make organizations work better – as the success of companies is strongly socialized. This article examines the “seven steps of socialization” and provides a method for assessing a company’s corporate culture.

The term “socialization” usually invokes a strong emotional reaction and is often misunderstood. While it seems to go against our cultural roots “individualism,” a degree of socialization has carefully thought out to make organizations work better – as the success of companies is strongly socialized. This article examines the “seven steps of socialization” and provides a method for assessing a company’s corporate culture.
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Richard Tanner Pascale
Source: California Management Review
16 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1985. Prod #: CMR008-PDF-ENG
Paradox of “corporate culture”: reconciling ourselves socialization HBR case solution