Date of Paper/Work

3-2013

Type of Paper/Work

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Department

Organizational Leadership

First Advisor

Martha Hardesty

Abstract

This study analyzes an organization undergoing a cultural change effort. This study utilizes topical literature to review current theory and definitions of organizational culture, mechanisms and considerations for cultural change and the relationship of culture and leadership. Surveys, leader interviews and observation methodologies were employed to obtain feedback, assess the change effort and role of leadership. Specifically, this study sought to answer the following research question: Is organizational culture change occurring within the support teams of the subject organization and what are the implications for leadership? The outcome of this study is an assessment of the culture change effort, recommendations and insights for the organizational leaders.

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