William M. Wooten, PhD, Oral History Interview, July 12, 2017

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William M. Wooten, PhD, Oral History Interview, July 12, 2017

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Description

Major Topics Covered:

  • Personal background and education
  • Professional path and evolution of a unique perspective on organizational development
  • The field of organizational psychology and its relevance to MD Anderson
  • Critical evaluation of how MD Anderson functions as an organization
  • Anecdotes to demonstrate process improvement at many levels of organizational function
  • Commentary on executive leadership
  • Views on MD Anderson presidents and shifts in administration

Publication Date

7-12-2017

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

About the Interview Subject:

William M. Wooten, PhD (b. 25 February 1947, San Angelo, Texas) came to MD Anderson in 2001 to serve as founding Executive Director of the Office of Business Transformation in the Division of Human Resources. During his 16 years of service to the institution, he provided what he calls “boutique consulting services” to individual leaders as well as departments/divisions to improve work processes and business practices. He acquired detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of the institution. He retired in April of 2017, at which time the Office he founded was dismantled.

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