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ERIC Number: EJ919739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
A Propitious Moment in the Midst of Crisis: A Case Study of Organizational Change in an Academic Department
Buckley, Peter F.; Grigsby, R. Kevin
Academic Psychiatry, v35 n2 p143-148 Mar-Apr 2011
Objective: The authors analyze the change, growth, and healing process of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, which came close to its demise when the department Chair and a senior faculty member were arrested and charged with criminal misconduct related to financial transactions in the department. Method: The authors draw from the literature on leadership, organizational development, and culture change. Results: The department experienced a complex, often exhausting process of organizational change, leading to documented improvement in departmental performance. Conclusion: The transformation of the department exemplifies many broad organizational principles of leadership and strategic development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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