This Case is aboutÂ ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, SUCCESSION PLANNING
PUBLICATION DATE: February 13, 2014 PRODUCT #: W14009-HCB-ENG
St. John the Compassionate Mission Organizational Culture and Leadership case solution
In the month of May 2013, the establisher and executive director of the St. John the Compassionate Mission, a faith-predicated, non-profit social service organization situated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, must plan for his retirement. He became the driving force supporting the organization for the previous 27 years, also it represents his eyesight that significant work helps people get off welfare, achieving dignity as well as a feeling of private worth in the procedure.
To that end, the Mission provides opportunities for everybody in the community to work through employment in one of its two social businesses – a bakery as well as a thrift store – or through volunteer opportunities. Because itâ€™s organizational culture stresses cooperation and consultation with its staff leaderâ€™s council and board of directors but with all members of the community, its decision making has not been static and in response to perceived needs rather than planning.
He must ensure a productive sequence that ensures the security of a vulnerable citizenry and shields the organization’s culture, values and beliefs. Writer Colleen Sharen is affiliated with the University of Western Ontario.