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AZHREF May 10, 2017 Program

May 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SkySong 3 135 Synergy II
1475 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

On May 10th, Dr. Elizabeth McLean of the University of Arizona's Eller School of Management will share her research on bottom-up change with the AzHREF community. In this presentation, she will explore questions like: Why do some employees speak up with ideas for change and others don’t? How do leaders create a context that facilitates employees speaking up? What are the consequences to individual performance and career outcomes for those who are willing to speak up? What are the consequences for collective work units when their employees speak up- are employees more motivated and does the unit perform better? And last, what can you do to foster bottom-up change within your own organization?

Elizabeth McClean is an expert in understanding the factors that affect bottom-up (i.e., employee driven) change within organizations. Specifically, she focuses on the factors that influence whether employees choose to speak up with suggestions for change and the consequences of doing so for the individuals themselves and their collective work units. Her work crosses the boundaries of change management, leadership, and human resource management and helps organizations drive innovation through an organic process.

Currently, Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Prior to her academic career, Elizabeth worked for Mercer Consulting in their Human Capital Advisory Services group in Boston and New York City.

To explore issues of change, leadership, and human resource management, Elizabeth frequently partners with and collects data in organizations across a variety of industries. Her projects have included working with and analyzing data from: a large non-profit hospital system based in Phoenix, AZ, a global IT consulting company based in Bangalore, India, a Fortune 100 insurance company, a large US fast food franchise, and a variety of small US-based entrepreneurial firms. She welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with organizations who seek to explore the topics of change, leadership, or human resource management.


$0.00 AZHREF May 10, 2017 Member Ticket

$75.00 AZHREF May 10, 2017 Non-member Ticket