In 2016 Clearwater Fire & Rescue had two business issues they were experiencing: (a) an “Us Vs. Them” attitude between the Union, Department Leadership, and the City Administration, and (b) highly publicized employee misconduct/unethical behaviors. To fully understand the causes of the behaviors, research was conducted by Dr. Leslie Miller and others that involved observing behavior in the firehouses, conducting interviews with a representative sample of all levels of employees, and conducting an employee survey to confirm and quantify the interview findings.
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