" a therapist's understanding of organizational culture is also very helpful, sometimes crucial ..."

For example, an employee who expects "to be valued as a family member" will be quite comfortable in some organizations and very confused in others. Some organizations are very open to suggestions by employees and others are less so. In some organizations, employees who are most comfortable with a high degree of structure and direction will have to develop their own ways of creating enough structure to make their work environment satisfying, while another employee in another culture might have to learn to make peace with a setting wherein managers "want to micro-manage everything". In these and many other scenarios, the therapist's understanding of the culture can help him/her to better evaluate the employee's complaints and to guide the employee to a productive strategy in dealing with the work environment.



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