Exploring How Values Based Decision-Making Models in Catholic Healthcare Recognizes and Integrated Human Suffering Within Organizational Change

Location: Jepson Room 122
Date: Fri, April 20
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Human suffering, a powerfully intimate, personal, yet also communal and at times, public experience, is a phenomena occurring within significant organizational change. Reductions in force, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, property alienation, and other organizational decisions affects numerous persons, not only those involved in the decision. This presentation will describe and seek insights on a proposal to explore this phenomena within the context of some Catholic health systems' previously articulated values based decision making models as they seek to navigate the most effective ways to integrate organizational mission, vision, and values statements into significant organizational decisions and the change they create. Perhaps by delving further into how significant organizational change brings about suffering, decision making models may more intentionally integrate a proactive and healing response as part of the decisions making process, fueled by merciful love. 

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