Everyone in an academic leadership position has felt the impact of employee morale and workplace culture, positive or negative, on their ability to get things done. How do you begin improving a dysfunctional culture? How do you maintain faculty and staff morale during difficult times? This discussion will focus on the intricate and delicate ecosystem of relationships, norms, and behaviors that constitute a college’s workplace culture. In particular, we will discuss tools and best practices for fostering a collegial climate of optimism, transparency, and mutual respect within the tangled structures of academia.
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Cass, R. (2018). Culture eats policy for breakfast: Fostering a positive and collegial climate [PowerPoint Slides/Poster]. Presented at the 55th Annual ICFAD Conference, October 3 - 6, 2018, Seattle, WA.
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