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Case Study 11: Who Brought Bernadine Healy Down?

1.Identify and discuss the public service culture present in the case and explain why Wise argue that public service motivation is found more in the government than in private sector.
2.Discuss if the Healy's motivation for accepting the Red Cross presidency is in line with the public service motives?
3.Discuss what the case study indicates about the modern complexities of professional personnel in the public setting?
4.Does the Wise reading offer some specific answers to contemporary problems of public personnel motivation? If so, how?

150 words, thanks.

Sontag, Deborah. Who Brought Bernadine Healy Down? Public Personnel Motivation, Chapter 11. Pages 331-340.

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I went a bit long, but I think this was a complex story.

Identify and discuss the public service culture present in the case and explain why Wise argue that public service motivation is found more in the government than in private sector.

The Red Cross skirts the distinction between private and public. It is technically a private, non-profit firm, but it often acts as a public relief agency. The culture had just gone through several changes by the time Healy got there. Dole's tenure saw a slight centralization of power, but when Dole left to assist her husband in the 1996 election, the board took over. This made Healy's life more difficult since the board had gotten used ...

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The expert determines who brought Bernadine Healy Down.

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