Navigating organizational change: Strategic management in law enforcement
Successful police executives must continually assess their department's ability to meet the needs of the public, demonstrate fiscal responsibility, and work with internal personnel and external stakeholders to maintain an adaptive organizational culture.
In order for police agencies to sustain organizational growth capable of adapting to a face-paced world, the role of guiding the agency toward organizational renewal is the responsibility of all managers. Therefore, the most immediate strategic step is to understand the leadership capabilities of the management staff and their perceptions of the organization's culture. Once police executives have an understanding of their management staffs leadership capabilities a framework can be established to advance the organization and develop more adaptable strategies in minimizing threats to the organization as well as capitalizing on opportunities. This study identified the dominant leadership characteristics of police managers within various police agencies and their perceptions of the organizational culture. This research provides a foundation for leadership development and offers policy considerations when implementing organizational change.
0703: Organizational behavior
0703: Organization theory