Organization Development

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Doctor of Education in Organization Development (Ed.D.)

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Mark Salisbury, Rama Hart, David Jamieson


This research focused on a very specific intervention strategy when working with change, the Studer Initiatives. The research had an interpretive design that focused on an internal perspective of the changes that occurred while implementing these initiatives. Three major categories evolved from this study of the experiences of 16 administrators, leaders, and staff at a healthcare organization that implemented the Studer Initiatives. The three categories were: Foundations of the system/change, primary factors to the selection of Studer, and the process of change to Studer. While this may not be applicable to other health care facilities, this study provides the experience of transformational change of one facility in a rural Minnesota environment.


transformative learning, healthcare organization, organizational change

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