Joe Paterno: A Symbol of Penn State Bureaucracy

How often do you see an article in the Nytimes that is about Penn State Football? Coach Paterno’s situation is symbolic of a larger organizational problem here at Penn State. Simply put, there is not enough turnover of poor performing employees in the organization. Its very hard to make a personnel change at the lower levels of the organization, I can’t even begin to fathom how hard it is to replace a 50yr+ senior level employee who is politically entrenched.

3 Comments

  1. Karen October 27, 2004 10:13 pm 

    I’m not into football!

  2. Tim October 30, 2004 10:43 am 

    As you can see from the link above, the answer to your question, “How often do you see an article in the Nytimes that is about Penn State Football?,” is 307 times since 1996 – and average of 34 or so a year.

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