This Case is about CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
PUBLICATION DATE: July 21, 2008 PRODUCT #: 908C16-HCB-ENG
The human resources director at the Alice Saddy Association (Alice Saddy), a nonprofit service in London, Ontario, Canada, supporting individuals with developmental disabilities who resided alone rather than in group houses, told the executive director that some of the maintainence workers considered the present organizational structure caused confusion, slowed decision making and created possible danger of the individuals served by Alice Saddy. The executive director concurred that there were some issues associated with the construction of the organization.
On the other hand, the arrangement represented the assignment of changes and Alice Saddy were likely to be resisted by the management team for that motive. The executive director had to determine the best way to carry on.