Organizational Development

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Herscovitch & Meyer (2002)

Relationship between worker commitment and behavioral support for change initiatives

Commitment to Change by Workers
(1) Affective Com. - desire to support change because believe it is beneficial
(2) Continuance Com. - support change because of fear of consequences of it failing
(3) Normative Com. - support change because feel obligated to

Affective + Normative associated with higher levels of behavioral support for change than continuance --> components of commitment combine to predict behavior

Washington & Hacker (2005)

Looked at the relationship between managers understanding of a change and their attitudes toward the change

-Managers who understand change effort were less resistant to the change, were more excited about it, and didn't want to see it fail

Holt, Armenakis, Field, and Harris (2007)

Readiness for organizational change is based on employee belief that:
(1) they are capable of the change (change-specific efficacy)
(2) the proposed change is appropriate for org.
(3) leaders/mgmt are committed to the change
(4) proposed change is beneficial to employees

Beer & Eisenstat (2000)

6 Killers of change implementation leaders must be aware of:
(1) Laissez-Fair Top LEadership Style
(2) unclear change strategy
(3) Ineffective senior management
(4) Poor vertical communication
(5) Poor coordination across functions or groups
(6) Inadequate down-the-line leadership skills

Armenakis, Harris, & Field (1999)

How to make change permanent
-Important to see change thru to the end
-Need to plan - implement - and institutionalize change
-Need readiness - adoption --> institutionalize

Institutionalization = degree of commitment to post change system
5 Strategies:
(1) Active Participation, (2) Persuasive Communication, (3) Mgmt of internal/ext. info., (4) HR Mgmt practices, (5) Formalization Practices, (6) Rites and ceremonies

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