First Advisor

Bonnie Altman


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

110 pages


The Rocky Mountain Community College (RMCC) is experiencing low employee satisfaction at a time when attracting and retaining the best human capital is crucial. Necessary strategic changes can be identified through action research, which consists of a collaborative problemsolving relationship between researcher and client, aimed at solving problems and generating new knowledge. The purpose of this action research project is to determine why the organization is experiencing these negative effects and to determine an appropriate intervention to improve the current situation. This structured change process is based on the systematic collection of data, using the Pearce and Robinson’s Six-Step Model, where the results of the research provide ideas for change.

Date of Award

Winter 2006

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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