DAmoreMcKim Prof Talks Impact of Constant Change in White House

first_imgD’Amore-McKim Prof Talks Impact of Constant Change in White House regions: Boston About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer RelatedBoston News: Northeastern Explores Trump Tweets, MIT Offers FinTech Advice and MoreLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston metro business schools this week. Can A Trump Tweet Dramatically Sway A Company’s Value? – Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim Blog Will Clark, DMSB ’17, along with Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business finance professors David Myers and Jeffery Born,…March 1, 2018In “Boston”Best Boston Entrepreneurship MBAsClimbing the corporate ladder has gone the way of the Dodo. There’s genuine concern that employees no longer have faith investing their prime years in large corporations that bankrupted, decimated retirement plans and left the economy in shambles back in 2008. Now more than ever, the trend among those with some gumption and likely a small degree…November 1, 2016In “Featured Home”D’Amore-McKim Student Startup Offers Up Ultimate Snacking SolutionA new line of handcrafted, high-protein, low-fat chocolates has sprung up from a brand new D’Amore-McKim alumni startup, that offers a “snacking solution for those looking for a healthy treat to sate their hunger between meals.” Health by Chocolate Bakery, co-founded by Jaida Mercurio and Ara Josefsson, who currently works in…August 18, 2017In “Featured Region”center_img Following the recent and very abrupt exit of Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Assistant Professor and leadership expert Parker Ellen spoke with [email protected] writer Molly Callahan about the “constant change on organizational culture” within the White House.Scaramucci is the 10th White House staffer to (ahem) depart the Trump sphere in the last six months ,but in the specific case of “The Mooch,” as he’s become affectionately known, it was to offer new Chief of Staff John Kelly “a clean state,” according to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Although Ellen identifies with Kelly’s tactic—“I’d want some assurance that if I took the job, I could build the face of the organization the way I wanted it”—he explains that frequent turnover “makes it difficult for staff to develop and execute strategy. Constantly changing upper leadership can mean a dilution, or loss altogether, of internal culture. It can get to the point where you don’t know who your boss is.”There’s certainly overlap in this department between public and private sectors but there are also some pronounced disparities, particularly in the White House where, as Ellen explains, “essentially half of your ‘organization’ is actively working against your strategy and agenda.”“You start to see employees asking broad questions about the direction of the organization, such as, ‘What does this mean for where we’re going? Are we going to get there? Do we even know where we’re going?’ Constantly shaking things up certainly keeps people on their toes, but it also creates stress. Some stress is good, but this kind isn’t. This is generally a hindrance stressor.” Last Updated Aug 11, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img

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