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What are our future leaders thinking?

Report of a study of future library leaders on issues related to library organizational culture and their own futures.
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Kristin Antelman

on 4 April 2010

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Transcript of What are our future leaders thinking?

Future Leaders of Research Libraries: What Are They Thinking?
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Organizational Culture
No Brief Candle, 2008
the character of an organization that transcends the strategy, structure, business, and technologies used
This is not a passing phase in higher education. It is a transformational period that requires innovation and risk...
the ability of organizations to succeed in times of change is often attributed to organizational culture
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is Bureaucracy
a barrier?
175 responses (73%)
The Survey
To what extent to you feel that your
library's organizational structures and
processes limit your impact or effectiveness?
Who?
240 future leaders
... affects employee morale,
commitment, and productivity
High level of engagement
... has a powerful effect on the
effectiveness of organizations
:
organizational culture ...
The CURRENT organizational culture (distribute 100 points):

My current library is a very personal place. It is like an extended family. People seem to share a lot of themselves.

My current library is a very dynamic and entrepreneurial place. People are willing to stick their necks our and take risks.

My current library is a very formalized and structured place. Policies and procedures generally govern what people do.

My current library is very competitive in orientation. A major concern is with getting the job done. People are very production oriented.
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
management style
Organizational culture
Organizational culture
The CURRENT management style (distribute 100 points):
The current management style in my library is characterized by teamwork, consensus, and participation.
The current management style in my library is characterized by individual risk taking, innovation, freedom, and uniqueness.
The current management style in my library is characterized by hard-driving competitiveness, high demands, and achievement.
The current management style in my library is characterized by security of employment, conformity, predictability, and stability of relationships.
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
organizational culture
thank you
Kris Maloney
Kristin Antelman
organizational culture
Kenning Arlitsch
John Butler
CNI Task Force Meeting
Minneapolis, MN
April 6, 2009
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
CLAN Management:
Managing teams
Managing interpersonal relationships
Managing the development of others
ADHOCRACY Management:
Managing innovation
Managing the future
Managing continuous improvement
organizational culture
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
Management style
what does this mean?
management style
management style
Management style
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
management style
management style
Competing Values Framework
Management style
HIERARCHY Management:
Managing acculturation
Managing the control system
Managing coordination
MARKET Management:
Managing competitiveness
Energizing employees
Managing customer service
Gender
management style
How likely is it that you will
be working in a library in 5 years?
How likely is it that you will
be interested in moving into
a higher level leadership position within 5 years?
What should academic libraries be focusing on less, or differently?

What are academic libraries not doing, or not doing enough?

What are some things that academic libraries are doing well?
Our questions
are future leaders satisfied with their current organizational cultures and management styles?

does their current organizational culture limit their effectiveness?

are future leaders interested in moving up? are they considering leaving libraries?
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
organizational culture
Is bureaucracy a barrier?
organizational culture
what about
your own
future?
(identified by our peers)
91% in their current position
fewer than 5 years
75% under 40
two-thirds in libraries
fewer than 10 years
Homogeneous population
Competing Values Framework
Organizational Culture
Q:
CLAN CULTURE:
An organization that
focuses on internal
maintenance with
flexibility, and
sensitivity to customers.
ADHOCRACY CULTURE:
An organization that
focuses on external
positioning with a high
degree of flexibility
and individuality.
HIERARCHY CULTURE:
An organization that focuses
on internal maintenance
with a need for stability
and control.
MARKET CULTURE:
An organization that
focuses on external
positioning with a need
for stability and control.
the character of an organization that
transcends the strategy, structure,
business, and technologies used
Krisellen Maloney
Kristin Antelman
Kenning Arlitsch
John Butler
To what extent do you feel that your library's
organizational structures and processes limit
your impact or effectiveness?
Do you see a
future in
libraries?
this is not a passing phase
in higher education. It is a transformational period that requires innovation and risk
less alone,
more together

scale,
not niche

value
risk
taking

over the top
processes

legacy
services

A. My current library is a very personal place. It is like an extended family. People seem to share a lot of themselves.
B. My current library is a very dynamic and entrepreneurial place. People are willing to stick their necks our and take risks.
C. My current library is a very formalized and structured place. Policies and procedures generally govern what people do.
D. My current library is very competitive in orientation. A major concern is with getting the job done. People are very production oriented.
The CURRENT organizational culture (distribute 100 points):
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