Organizational Climate Factors of Successful and Not Successful Implementations of Workforce Innovations in Voluntary Child Welfare Agencies

Nancy Claiborne, Charles Auerbach, Wendy Zeitlin, Catherine K. Lawrence

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
JournalHuman Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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  • child welfare
  • organizational climate
  • workforce change initiative

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