Engineering Organizational Change to Ramp Up Research Culture in Schools of Nursing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303868
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Engineering Organizational Change to Ramp Up Research Culture in Schools of Nursing
Author(s):
Leuner, Jean D.; Aroian, Karen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Episilon
Author Details:
Jean D. Leuner, RN, PhD, jean.leuner@ucf.edu; Karen Aroian, RN, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: Changing an organization's culture is challenging and requires comprehensive assessment and purposefully deploying organizational tools.' This paper will present a model of engaging a process to ramp up a research culture in a College of Nursing where teaching was heretofore the primary focus.'

Methods: To purposefully engage in transformational change, an organizational consultant was utilized to conduct a systematic assessment of the college's work culture and climate. The consultant used a case study approach to collect interview data from key individuals and teams, observe meetings of standing committees, and examine external forces and college documents such as the strategic plan.' The core leadership team (e.g., Dean and Associate Deans) analyzed the consultant's report to identify the college's strengths and target areas that required change.

Results: The process of changing the college's culture included communicating leadership messages about culture change as well as using management tools and persuasion to reinforce and reward new expectations. The process of conducting a systematic case study and subsequent actions resulting from the case study effectively communicated the leadership message. Management tools and persuasion included a new structure for enhancing shared faculty governance, additional resources to support scholarship, and incentives and policies to reinforce new expectations. Faculty members willingly embraced the new expectation and the increase in scholarship activities was readily apparent.

Conclusion: 'Successfully changing a culture to ramp up research requires engaging organizational tools at three levels ' leadership, management, and persuasion. Leadership must seize the moment to swiftly and forcefully reinforce messages about new expectations for research.' Management practices need to systematically drive the vision and reward research and scholarship activities.' Persuasion requires being responsive to faculty concerns and realities and providing them with the resources to meet new expectations.

Keywords:
organizational culture; research productivity; culture change
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEngineering Organizational Change to Ramp Up Research Culture in Schools of Nursingen
dc.contributor.authorLeuner, Jean D.en
dc.contributor.authorAroian, Karenen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Episilonen
dc.author.detailsJean D. Leuner, RN, PhD, jean.leuner@ucf.edu; Karen Aroian, RN, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303868-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Changing an organization's culture is challenging and requires comprehensive assessment and purposefully deploying organizational tools.' This paper will present a model of engaging a process to ramp up a research culture in a College of Nursing where teaching was heretofore the primary focus.' <p><b>Methods: </b> To purposefully engage in transformational change, an organizational consultant was utilized to conduct a systematic assessment of the college's work culture and climate. The consultant used a case study approach to collect interview data from key individuals and teams, observe meetings of standing committees, and examine external forces and college documents such as the strategic plan.' The core leadership team (e.g., Dean and Associate Deans) analyzed the consultant's report to identify the college's strengths and target areas that required change. <p><b>Results: </b> The process of changing the college's culture included communicating leadership messages about culture change as well as using management tools and persuasion to reinforce and reward new expectations. The process of conducting a systematic case study and subsequent actions resulting from the case study effectively communicated the leadership message. Management tools and persuasion included a new structure for enhancing shared faculty governance, additional resources to support scholarship, and incentives and policies to reinforce new expectations. Faculty members willingly embraced the new expectation and the increase in scholarship activities was readily apparent. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> 'Successfully changing a culture to ramp up research requires engaging organizational tools at three levels ' leadership, management, and persuasion. Leadership must seize the moment to swiftly and forcefully reinforce messages about new expectations for research.' Management practices need to systematically drive the vision and reward research and scholarship activities.' Persuasion requires being responsive to faculty concerns and realities and providing them with the resources to meet new expectations.en
dc.subjectorganizational cultureen
dc.subjectresearch productivityen
dc.subjectculture changeen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:46Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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