“A pattern of shared basic assumptions ” invented, discovered, or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration” that have worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore, to be taught to new members as the correct way to perceive, think and feel in relation to those problems” (Schein, 1992, p. 9).
Supportive Organizational Culture:“One that has adapted varying personal and family nuances evident in today’s workforce” (Swanberg, 2004, p. 5).

Schein, E.H. (1992), Organizational Culture and Leadership: A Dynamic View, 2nd ed., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. Swanberg, J.E.  (2004). Illuminating gendered organization assumptions. An important step in creating a family-friendly organization: a case study.  Community, Work & Family, 7(1), 3-28.