Leading Change in Difficult Times
Regardless of how limited an institution’s fiscal resources may be, it is often said that it is the people of an institution that keep the campus’ heart beating even in the most difficult of times. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and others work tirelessly to see their institutions persevere, and even grow, in uncertain times.
This week’s readings explore the importance of human relationships in times of adversity such as conflict and crisis. Consider a situation you have experienced as a student or professional in which change was desperately needed, but the institution lacked the resources (financial, human, or otherwise) to implement much needed change.
Post a description of the situation. Explain the positive or negative role human relationships and financial limitations played in the situation.