Organizational culture and the renewal of competences

Maria Tereza Leme Fleury
2009 BAR: Brazilian Administration Review  
Culture and competence are fairly well-known topics; both are part of the academic agenda and are widely discussed in day-to-day debates within organizations. However, the interactions between these two concepts and their interdependence are yet to be analyzed. Those are areas of organizational phenomena that might be complementary or even be contradictory. The aim of this paper is to discuss the relationship between these two subjects. Does organizational culture enhance or jeopardize the
more » ... jeopardize the development of new competences? Is it possible for an organization to develop new competences while keeping its core values? This paper proposes an initial incursion into this debate, revisiting the concept of culture and cross checking it with the concept of competence; two case studies of Brazilian firms are presented in order to illustrate this debate.
doi:10.1590/s1807-76922009000100002 fatcat:6x7ll5tw5zgybmctqiqgnu5axe