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Liudmila Aksenovskaya1
  • 1 National Research Saratov State University, 83 Astrhanskaya, Saratov 410012, Russia

Change of organizational culture at the level of the leader: experience of individual sotering

2016. Vol. 6. No. 2. P. 30–54 [issue contents]
This article is devoted to the problem of organizational culture (OC) change by the method of sotering. We present: 1) theoretical aspects of the order approach to OC change, 2) concept and technology of sotering as a method of OC change, 3) analysis of the concrete case of the application of an individual sotering with the leader of the organization (element “Will”). The order technology provides formation or development of three basic suborders of organizational culture — “family” (emotional and values unity of the organization), “army” (goal unity) and “church” (sense unity). Working with one suborder is carried out within a year at three levels: level of leader, level of management team and level of organization. According to order approach, the key to OC change is the organizational leader personality. The fragment of the protocol of individual training on a sotering for the leader of the organization, where the order project (element “Will”) was begun, is presented and analyzed. The technology of a sotering is described by the model of a “soteriological circle, which includes six elements: attention, will, belief, vision, time, power. Training program, exercises for the autodiagnostics and autocorrection of will, results of exercises are described in details, records of discussions of significant questions, related to the “Will” with the subject of a sotering are presented. Process of decision making by the leader about the future of the company in the changed market situation is presented and analyzed. Analysis findings of the case show the importance of strengthening of ethic and strong-willed qualities of the leader at the stage of development of the “family” aspect of OC (emotional and values unity of the organization) in critical conditions for the organization. Correlation between personal characteristics of the leader and OC characteristics is shown. Conclusions are drawn: a) about efficiency of the used exercises for the solution of the problem, b) about special aspects of application of a sotering at astage of the “family” suborder formation, c) about necessity of additional studying of “family” aspect of organizational culture during the critical period for the organization, d) about correlation of ethical aspects of world perception of the leader with the potential of spiritual leadership. Efficiency of a sotering application for change of organizational culture is discussed.

Citation: Aksenovskaya L. (2016) Izmenenie organizatsionnoy kul'tury na urovne lidera: opyt individual'nogo soteringa [Change of organizational culture at the level of the leader: experience of individual sotering]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 6, no 2, pp. 30-54 (in Russian)
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