Name and Affiliation

Stephanie Orme


Given forensics programs' status as organizations at academic institutions, these teams experience changes in membership far more often than typical organizations. Each year, a team will graduate a class of seniors who, through their four years as a competitor, have helped shape the program's culture and legacy in numerous ways. Yet this void left by the graduating members is then filled by the incoming freshman or transfer student competitors who will now play a part in reshaping the team's culture. This constant change in organizational culture makes it vital that forensic programs go to extra lengths to ensure that their historic legacy survives the constant changes. Therefore, forensics programs present themselves as an interesting case in which to study the use of narrative in constructing organizational culture.



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