Culture at Work in Aviation and Medicine: National, Organizational and Professional Influences

1st Edition

Robert L. Helmreich, Ashleigh C. Merritt

Routledge
Published December 20, 2019
Reference - 301 Pages
ISBN 9781138613409 - CAT# K389364
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

Published in 1998, culture forms a complex framework of national, organizational, and professional attitudes and values within which groups and individuals function. The reality and strength of culture become salient when we work within a new group and interact with people who have well established norms and values.

In this book the authors report the results of their ongoing exploration of the influences of culture in two professions, aviation and medicine. Their focus is on commercial airline pilots and operating room teams. Within these two environments they show the effect of professional, national and organizational cultures of individual attitudes and values and team interaction.

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