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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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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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Hope and Optimism in the Face of Change

Hope and Optimism in the Face of Change

Who conducted the study? The authors of this study are Karoline Strauss, an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at ESSEC Business School, Karen Niven, an Associate Professor at Manchester Business School, Charlotte R. McClelland, a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, and Bernard K. T. Cheung, Leadership & Talent Consultant. What did they find? This article involved three studies. Study 1 found that hope was a predictor of later task adaptivity and changes within the job function. It was found…

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