Strategic positioning for staff realignment

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the process and options available to conduct a staff realignment exercise. By approaching financial changes to the organization strategically, staff can be repurposed instead of being made redundant. Design/methodology/approach – The paper offers several options on how to integrate changes in staffing to meet emerging trends and future anticipation of needs. Findings – This point of view is based on an unnamed case study that has proven to be successful. Research limitations/implications – The practices discussed are commonly used in a business environment that undergoes consistence assessment of its operation. Practical implications – These actions can set a precedent for changing an organizational culture toward self-assessment. Originality/value – The author played a major part in the case study at his home institution.

Additional Information

Publication
The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 25(4), 143–148
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
librarianship, library administration, library management, staff realignment, library finances, organizational culture

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