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Ambiguity: the emerging impact of mindfulness for change leaders

Ambiguity: the emerging impact of mindfulness for change leaders

Organizations around the world have a growing need to adapt faster and faster. During a time of rapid adaptation to new systems and strategies, what has worked for organizations and their members in the past is simply not enough as transformational change is required, and substantial ambiguity mounts. Today the demand for change leaders that can effectively deal with ambiguity is high. At the same time, recent organizational research suggests that leaders drawing on mindfulness manage ambiguity in new and…

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Flourishing Via Workplace Relationships: Moving Beyond Instrumental Support

Flourishing Via Workplace Relationships: Moving Beyond Instrumental Support

The study of meaning, positive experiences, and life satisfaction, are increasingly gaining attention in organizational literature all around the world. With the wave of millennials now entering the workplace, there are changing expectations and growing appetites to find meaning at work. A new generation in business and a new generation for business is emerging. Today, the value of flourishing in the workplace is a critical element to be considered for business strategy, from talent acquisition and employee retention to organizational…

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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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