Can Values be Trained? Applying Affective Engagement to Change Organizational Culture
Human Capital Development
Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development
© 2020 International Society for Performance Improvement Sexual assault, sexual harassment, and unprofessional relationships are inconsistent with the U.S. Air Force's vision to foster a culture that promotes dignity and respect. To address this issue, Air Force personnel employed plausible vignettes, storytelling, and classroom debate to create an emotional connection to the sexual assault prevention and reporting lessons. This research measures changes in organizational culture by evaluating trends in student perceptions of organizational tolerance of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and unprofessional relationships. The time-series data show no significant improvement in the experimental groups over the control groups that coincided with the change in curriculum. To the contrary, organizational tolerance of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and unprofessional relationships improved in the control groups over the time period of the study. Revising only the curriculum, as done in this study, did not correspond to a change in the organizational culture within the technical training environment.
Performance Improvement Quarterly
(2020). Can Values be Trained? Applying Affective Engagement to Change Organizational Culture. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 33(3), 327-347.
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