The Nature, Impact and Management of Attitudes Towards Change
Useful Web Links
Be the change you want to see in your company, Gib Bulloch – in this TedxTalk Gib Bulloch steals a famous quote from Ghandi to prove that it is not only for NGOs to be addressing the world's big issues. His call to action is that the private sector with its extensive reach can and should be a key player and enabler. He shares his personal story of how he became the Founder and Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a ring-fenced not-for-profit consulting group within Accenture, whose clients include many of the major international NGOs and development agencies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KYWJdU9Ltw
Lead and be the change, Mark Mueller-Eberstein – in this TedxTalk, Mark explores the dynamic between the human and technical factors that positively impact business operations and how businesses can leverage key technology trends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv-QiSvuLLM
A brief introduction to change management, Paul Brown (Stanford Business series) – delivers a concise and very accessible intro to change management. The message is simple: ‘change is pervasive in our society and a fact of life in organizations. Change management is about modifying or transforming organizations in order to maintain or improve their effectiveness’. Quoting a myriad of change pioneers, Darwin, a hint of popular philosophy and many ground-breaking theories, Brown succeeds in putting the change management concept across in a succinct and somehow entertaining way, and as result, sets the bar high for forthcoming works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jk6clmMycI
SAGE Journal Articles
Please note the first four articles per chapter have been provided open access, all other links require journal subscription access which may be available through your university.
Dent, E.B. and Goldberg, S.G. (1999) ‘Challenging resistance to change’, Journal of Applied Behavioural Science, 35(1): 25–41.
Elias, S.M. (2009) ‘Employees’ commitment in times of change: assessing the importance of attitudes toward organizational change’, Journal of Management, 35(1): 37–55.
Chreim, S. (2002) ‘Influencing organizational identification during major change: a communication-based perspective’, Human Relations, 55: 1117–37.
Oreg, S., Vakola, M. and Armenakis, A. (2011) ‘Change recipients’ reactions to organizational change: a 60-year review of quantitative studies’, The Journal of Applied Behavioural Science, 47(4): 461–524.
Robinson, S.L. (1996) ‘Trust and breach of psychological contract’, Administrative Science Quarterly, 41: 574–599.
Wanous, J.P., Reichers, A.E., and Austin, J.T. (2000) ‘Cynicism about organizational change measurement, antecedents, and correlates’, Group and Organization Management, 25(2): 132–53.
Lines, R. (2004) ‘Influence of participation in strategic change: resistance, organizational commitment and change goal achievement’, Journal of Management Studies, 40(3): 193–215.