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PEREIRA, Maria Cecília; SANTOS, Antônio Claret dos  and  BRITO, Mozar José de. Technology of the information, culture and power in the Military Policy: an interpretative analysis. Cad. EBAPE.BR [online]. 2006, vol.4, n.1, pp.01-18. ISSN 1679-3951.

In the competitive environment, Information Technology (IT) emerges as an essential element to organizationalsuccess. It involves more complex elements, as values, culture and power relations in the organizations. Considering information technology as an element of technological innovation, this paper aims to analyze the relationship between information technology implementation, culture and power relations in a military organization.Initially, some considerations regarding it and the process of culture formation and power establishing in the organizations are presented. The analyses have contributed for understanding the impact of it on culture and power relations through shared and expressed meanings, mainly, in terms of symbols, rituals and myths. Power relations were changed towards sharing responsibilities, communicative interactions and hierarchy (informal). Concerning culture, it aims at shared values in terms of innovation and flexibility.

Keywords : information technology; culture; power; organizational change.

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