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Organizational transformation to improve operational efficiency at Gemini South
Author(s): M. van der Hoeven; Diego Maltes; Rolando Rogers
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we will describe how the Gemini South Engineering team has been reorganized from different functional units into a cross-disciplinary team while executing a transition plan that imposes several staff reductions, driven by budget reductions. Several factors are of critical importance to the success of any change in organization. Budgetary processes, staff diversity, leadership style, skill sets and planning are all important factors to take into account to achieve a successful outcome. We will analyze the organizational alignment by using some proven management models and concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99100X (15 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232670
Show Author Affiliations
M. van der Hoeven, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Diego Maltes, Gemini Observatory (Chile)
Rolando Rogers, Gemini Observatory (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9910:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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