Journal article

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE CYNICISM: THE ROLE OF EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT

Michelle Brown, Christina Cregan

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT | JOHN WILEY & SONS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Organizational change efforts can bring about a range of outcomes: some intended, such as organizational survival and profitability, and some unintended, such as heightened levels of organizational change cynicism (OCC) among employees. This article focuses on processes for managing OCC: we examine the role of information sharing and involvement in decision making as ways to lessen employee reports of OCC, While both of these strategies have the potential to be effective, they rest on a significant assumptionnamely, that employees will enthusiastically embrace any opportunities to become involved, in this research, we investigate this assumption through an analysis of the relationship betwee..

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