Describing and interpreting a cultural and social group (i.e., describing what people do, what they know and the things they make and use and/or trying to understand the meaning and importance of what is said and what is taken for granted.
Rationale for NAC: Ease of access to employees across the nation, cost savings in travel (since employees will already be there for training)The NAC also has multiple private, available rooms for interviewing and access to all training schedules and agendas to see who is attending.
Problem<br />USAO employees vary/are different <br />Within Groups/USAOs <br />Attorneys<br />Paralegals, Legal Support<br />Administrative Support (HR, Budget)<br />Information Technology Support<br />Among Groups/USAOs<br />Size (x-large, large, medium, small)<br />Geography<br />We don’t know how to define leadership!<br />
Purpose of the study<br /><ul><li>Describe and interpret/make meaning of the current leadership culture of United States Attorney’s Office employees.</li></li></ul><li>Research questions<br />How do United States Attorneys’ Office employees define leadership?<br />What are USAO employees’ perspectives regarding leadership behaviors that result in higher performance in followers?<br />
Study approach<br />Ethnography – <br />An ethnographic study is one that focuses on human society with the goal of describing and interpreting the culture of a group.<br />
Site selection<br />Advantages:<br />Ease of Access<br />Employees<br />Rooms<br />Cost savings (travel)<br />Disadvantages:<br />Unnatural setting<br />Volunteers<br />