TITLE

Managing Mergers of Human Service Agencies: People, Programs, and Procedures

AUTHOR(S)
Taylor, Joseph; Austin, Michael J.; Caputo, Richard K.
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
Child Welfare;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article sets forth detailed guidelines for mergers of human service agencies deduced from the literature and the findings of a survey of 16 large and small mergers. A merger of organizations into a new corporate unit can be one of the more drastic alterations that occur in the workplace. Employees perceive these changes as a threat to personal job security and job satisfaction. A survey was conducted in 1987, in which a 20-page questionnaire was sent to 32 human service agencies in the U.S. that were partners in a merger during the years 1973 to 1986. The survey focused on how a merger is implemented relative to finance, governance, organizational structure, public relations, management systems, and service delivery.
ACCESSION #
9204201295

 

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