Discusses the challenges that face internal departments, as organizations grow and expand. The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, grew significantly over a short period of time, yielding significant problems in the financial department, not to keep pace with the increasing demands placed by the departments of the museum as an employee and systems. These problems led outdated policies and procedures, users unhappy and frustrated employees. The finance department needs major changes, but had to do it … Read more »

Discusses the challenges that face internal departments, as organizations grow and expand. The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, grew significantly over a short period of time, yielding significant problems in the financial department, not to keep pace with the increasing demands placed by the departments of the museum as an employee and systems. These problems led outdated policies and procedures, users unhappy and frustrated employees. The finance department needs major changes, but they had to do, while maintaining vital functions, improve the morals, and the introduction of new policies and procedures. Discusses several major nonprofit management issues, including change management, the role of leadership in a crisis, the challenge of informal personal networks and knowledge management, and the key financial issues facing nonprofit organizations.
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Elizabeth Keating,
M. Nadeem Ghani
Source: Kellogg School of Management
20 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 2002. Prod #: KEL139-PDF-ENG
Finance Department at the Field Museum restructuring HBR case solution

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