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ERIC Number: ED040235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Pages: 5
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Helping Institutions Respond to Change Needs Through Training.
Woods, Richard G.
This paper makes suggestions for adapting training and staff utilization to organizational restructuring, and responsiveness to social needs. The ideal training format for organizational innovation would require selecting, assembling, protecting, and encouraging people, from both within and outside the institution, who are best equipped to initiate, plan for, and evaluate change. Thus, supervisors and decision-makers must be prepared to accept participation in change-design from all ranks of employees, which may include members of indigenous user populations and minority group members. Organizations should be especially alert to the potential contributions of social service user populations whose individuals may function as staff members, paid consultants, or advisors. Motivational framework should incorporate intrinsic rewards that come from individual effectiveness in creatively responding to social needs. The university could serve as a catalyst for this type of change-design by setting up model training programs and developing ways of overcoming status, social class and rank differentials which can either inhibit or enhance creativity and innovation. (KG)
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Note: Speech given before the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, La., March 24, 1970