Organizational changeAs public opinion and legal guidelines change, more and more organizations serve people with disabilities in the community instead of sheltered programs. ICI has spent many years working with these organizations to find the best way forward into inclusive employment.
Publications related to Organizational change
Community Rehabilitation Programs and Organizational Change: A Mentor Guide to Increase Customized Employment Outcomes
T-TAP Mentor Guide
This manual is the result of T-TAP’s work with 15 community rehabilitation providers and 10 leadership organizations that served as mentors. It addresses the role of mentors in supporting organizational change and development, lessons learned from participating community rehabilitation providers about the change process, and provides tools and information to support the process of restructuring and developing capacity to expand integrated employment. The manual should be helpful both to organizations committed to improving employment outcomes and to organizations that are serving as formal or informal mentors to support a change process.
State Agency Systems Collaboration at the Local Level: Gluing the Puzzle Together, The Staff Perspective
Research to Practice 34
Some states acknowledge the benefits of interagency collaboration but have trouble putting it into action. ICI researchers worked with local offices to help them improve the One-Stop Career Center network for people with disabilities. This brief gives an "in the trenches" view of tools that worked.
Institute Brief 15
This checklist can help staff and directors at One-Stop Career Centers and state and private agencies evaluate the quality and responsiveness of their services to job seekers with disabilities. Areas covered include access to resources, agency culture, coordination, and consumer-directedness.
Research Report 30
Case studies of organizations that closed a sheltered workshop or segregated program and replaced it with integrated employment or other community-based activities for individuals with disabilities. These monographs analyze the change process to help other agencies pursue a similar goal.
Public policy demands that we look not only at the effectiveness of social service programs, but also at their efficiency-- the extent to which a program's benefits outweigh its costs. This monograph presents a benefit-cost analysis model that considers both monetary and non-monetary factors.