Journal / Book Title
Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance
This study advances research on implementing innovations in child welfare organizations, confirming the association between a positive organizational climate and successful change initiative implementation. Administrators and child welfare workers from six agencies were surveyed using independent samples t-and OLS regressions. The organizational climate dimensions found significant were organization, job and role, indicating the three agencies that fully implemented a change initiative enjoyed a more positive organizational climate. The organization dimension was also significant for administrators, indicating a more positive climate perception than workers. Supervisor dimension was not significant, indicating no association whether or not the change initiative was implemented.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Claiborne, Nancy; Auerbach, Charles; Zeitlin, Wendy; and Lawrence, Catherine K., "Organizational Climate Factors of Successful and Not Successful Implementations of Workforce Innovations in Voluntary Child Welfare Agencies" (2015). Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 85.
Claiborne, N., Auerbach, C., Zeitlin, W., & Lawrence, C. K. (2015). Organizational climate factors of successful and not successful implementations of workforce innovations in voluntary child welfare agencies. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 39(1), 69-80.