Courage under fire
- Change and the lost art of followership. Cook Jr., John Lee // Fire Engineering;Sep98, Vol. 151 Issue 9, p150
Discusses the keys to a successful organizational change within the fire department. Reasons why many people are resistant to change; Leadership as an essential ingredient of transformational change; Qualities that a good leader must have in order to command the respect of his or her...
- Fire service rteview calls for investment in HR. Zacharias, Liz; Roberts, Zoe // People Management;1/9/2003, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p8
Presents information on the result of a review conducted by George Bain recommending human resource (HR) reforms in the fire service in Great Britain. Cost of HR reforms; Efforts of the national joint council (NJC) concerning the welfare of the firefighters; Proposal regarding the control of...
- Fire Service Management: A Renewed Perspective. Hyden, Tim // Fire Engineering;Aug2012, Vol. 165 Issue 8, p89
In this article the author discusses fire service management. He argues that the U.S. fire service needs to conduct its business more efficiently. He adds that those changes may disrupt the comfort level of some firefighters, but that many changes that are occurring within the U.S. fire service...
- Shrinking 'Change Cycle' exposes dysfunction in workplace employees. Jones, Tom E. // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;12/07/98, Issue 322391, p6
Comments on the importance of recognizing the effect of organizational change cycles on employee management strategies. Determination of the amount of time it takes to adopt to cycle changes; Recognition of the role of technology in speeding up the cycle; Identification of values and opinions...
- Human Resource Management: An Index and its Relationship to Readiness for Change. Fox, David G.; Ellison, Robert L.; Keith, Karen L. // Public Personnel Management;Fall88, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p297
Focuses on the relationship between human resource management (HRM) and readiness for change. Use of HRM index on measuring performance level of organizations; Factors leading to poor organizational effectiveness; Usability of HRM index on assessing management practices.
- Implementation of change arouses array of responses. Jones, Tom E. // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;10/02/2000, Issue 322676, p7
Advises on how executives can help their employees adjust to changes in the organization. Need for cooperation between managers and employees; Areas where organizational change is likely to occur in various types of businesses; Changes in service-oriented organizations.
- 9 ways to create an atmosphere for change. Denton, D. Keith // HRMagazine;Oct96, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p76
Presents ways on how human resource executives can create the right atmosphere for organizational changes. Creation of dissatisfaction with the status quo; Reduction of the fear of change; Benefits of change; Building of support for change; Definition of specific change objectives.
- SURVEYING ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT SKILLS. Warrick, D.D.; Donovan, Tom // Training & Development Journal;Sep79, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p22
Reports on surveys of leaders in organizational development (OD) which shows the skills compiled from the survey and provides a way for OD practitioners to evaluate their own OD skills. Identification of major skills; Importance of consulting skills; Need for OD practitioners to develop a sound...
- SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE. Goad, Tom // Training & Development Journal;Sep79, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p46
Discusses the role of Organizational Development (OD) in making organizations successful and in meeting the needs of everyone involved in them. Reason for the application of OD to large organizations; Suggestions in preparing management people of small organizations to become change agents.