Is the organization equipped and prepared to address both current and future changes in the larger community?.
When defining ways to create a positive climate, the leadership of an organization must decide what type of organizational approach to take.
For example, a small village with a stable economy and no anticipated changes or challenges will expect different styles of leadership than a community in flux, one with fast-paced growth or economic instability.
First, perform an environmental scan of your own community: Is it currently growing, and/or facing a variety of changes? Or, is it a smaller, more stable community? Describe your community in terms of its current economic, social, and political climates.
Next, speak with at least three professional fire service leaders to help you identify the issues and trends in the community that the fire agency should begin to focus on to keep pace with upcoming change. Summarize your findings, and be sure to credit your sources.
Then, perform an environmental scan of your own or the local fire and emergency services organization: Is the organization equipped and prepared to address both current and future changes in the larger community? What external and internal changes and/or improvements to the organization will help to address changes to the larger community over the next 2-5 years?
Finally, determine what type of organizational approach will work best for the department in order to shape effective leadership and management systems with which to address changes to the larger community.
Your essay should be 6-8 double spaced pages in length. The essay should have a formal introduction, a statement of purpose on the first page, a body, and a conclusion. Be sure to credit all sources. Visit Diana Hacker’s Research and Documentation Online at http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/ to find complete examples of how to cite sources.
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