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Leadership in Organizational Culture and Performance in Child Welfare

Organizational Culture and organizational climate play a critical role in worker retention and outcomes, yet little is known on how culture and climate impact the worker's ability to adopt new practices and how they effectively handle the challenges of their jobs. Lack of research was found as to how leaders influence the perception and performance of those who work in child welfare. A gap in the literature currently exists, and it relates to how the leadership roles impact the culture in the organization and how performance is measured. This proposal aims to fill a gap in the literature on the organizational culture and employee performance using organizational culture and perspective, engagement and teamwork, public policy, bridging organizational culture, and structural perspective. The study will show how each of these trends correlates with the others and the importance of measuring outcomes for best practice in child welfare. The study explores models for building teamwork and building organizational capacity in child welfare organizations. Should this study be conducted, a survey tool will be used to gather data from employees and the effectiveness of the framework models. Possible results from this proposed study will allow organizations to understand what factors in organizational culture are essential to consider, and how to shape organizational structures and management practices to promote employee motivation, organizational effectiveness, and capacity building using a collaborative approach.

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