Abstract: This thesis uses a cultural perspective to explore the working life of employees in a government office during the 1980s. During that period three significant changes took place - in the promotion system, in management recruitment and policies, and in the introduction of computer technology. In comparing and contrasting these changes with past practices, we gain an understanding of the relationship between organisational culture and organisational change. Thesis (Ph.D.) - La Trobe University, 1996. Originally part of the Australasian Digital Theses (ADT) database.