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Month: June 2016

Shifting Legitimacy Judgments and Emotional Reactions Impacting The Implementation of Radical Change

Shifting Legitimacy Judgments and Emotional Reactions Impacting The Implementation of Radical Change

Radical organizational change is sometimes necessary for companies on the decline and trying to stay afloat. Most of the current literature in this area focuses on the up-front strategic planning, rather than the stages of the change process—particularly implementation. This qualitative study however, explores how emotional factors and legitimacy judgments interplay over phases of time during the radical organizational change process. Who Conducted the Study? Quy Nguyen Huy, Kevin G. Corley, and Matthew S. Kraatz, Quy Nguyen Huy is an…

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Resources for change and the importance of organizational inducements and psychological resilience

Resources for change and the importance of organizational inducements and psychological resilience

The research paper aimed to test employee attitudes toward organizational change as a consequence of organizational inducements and employee psychological resilience. Who conducted the study? Jiseon Shin, M.Susan Taylor and Myeong-Gu Seo, Global Business Administration Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. What did they find? The authors found that the organizational inducements and resilience are two main factors that positively affect employees’ commitment to change (two types: normative and affective commitment). These two types of commitment to change…

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