Originally charged with the task of identifying appropriate benchmark organizations for the purposes of informing the University’s transformation process, this emerging leader’s project evolved into an intensive exercise in self-reflection and analysis.
Fundamental to the development and evolution of this project were the subject matter experts identified by the project sponsor for the purposes of providing the initial direction of the group’s research. These experts were leaders from across the University and represented a diverse background of thought. Through e-mail, telephone, and on-site meetings, these members of the University community, despite philosophical differences, began to share an expressed need for the University to develop an initial framework of values and goals which would guide future transition processes.
5 online resources (PDF files): Final report, Final presentation, Poster presentation, Project summary, Critical Aspects: Comparison to Kotter
President's Emerging Leadership Program
Flash, Pamela; Froehlich, Jill; Helgeson, Stephanie; Jensen, John T; Biotti, Javier Silva.
Organizational Transformation Models and Benchmarking.
University of Minnesota.
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