Culture and Climate in
Culture and Climate in Health Organisations
Journal of Health Organization and Management
Editor: Paula Hyde
Editor: Jeffrey Braithwaite
Editor: Anneke Fitzgerald
Edition: Volume 23, Issue 6
This e-book draws on work in selected papers presented at a biennial conference conducted in Sydney
by the Society in March 2008. OBHC2008 had as its theme Culture and climate: cracking the code. We
wanted a diversity of contributions, such that the field was illuminated in different ways from varying
vantage points. We did not necessarily seek to publish mainstream studies or literature reviews on
culture and climate, but to show the range and depth of offerings that the OBHC community can generate
when given a galvanising theme with which to work. In the event we present a patchwork quilt of offerings.
It is a rich brocade but nevertheless with a core set of materials, centred on culture and climate, stitched
in to the fabric. We hope we have been successful in capturing what the field has to offer, but of course,
as is always the case in academic work, you will be the judge.