Identifying the Challenges of Organizational Culture and Practical Solutions to Change Case: Governmental Organizations of Tehran

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Student in Educational Administration, Department of Education and psychology, Allameh Tabatabaee University

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, Allameh Tabatabaee University


Culture is one of the basic concepts of organizational behavior in macro level which has been borrowed from anthropology and organizational sociology. This concept is the result of interpretative paradigm in organization and management studies and is one of the Morgan’s organization metaphors. The purpose of this research is to identify the challenges of organizational culture in governmental sections of the Tehran city. The research strategy is survey and the research tool is a questionnaire developed by investigators based on “Robbins” model. The face validity and reliability of the model is confirmed (alpha=0.92). The level of analyze is organizational values. The statistical population is the employees of governmental organizations of the Tehran city. The sample size is 1008 which is selected by stratified sampling. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (dependent t-test) are used for data analysis. The results of research show challenges in all organizational culture components. This article ends with the explanation of research results and solutions for change regarding the new models of organizational change.