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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.



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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.

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