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The Exertion of Influence by Different Organizational Climates on Employees’ Attitude Towards Change

Hill, Nesrin (2015) The Exertion of Influence by Different Organizational Climates on Employees’ Attitude Towards Change.

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Abstract:Organizational change illustrates a topic of ever-expanding relevance in today’s fast moving environment, however, the rate of failed change efforts is high. A main reason for this is the lack of support from employees as human resources depict a crucial part of a functioning organization. In the past decades, an increasing amount of studies have examined the impact of organizational climate on employees’ attitude towards change which can occur in diverse shapes including several categories of positively and negatively labeled attitudes. For this study, a structured literature review has been made use of that includes a pool of 22 articles. Organizational climate has been divided into group climate, developmental climate, rational goal climate, and internal process climate while attitudes towards change have been segmented into different labels including readiness, openness, commitment, resistance, and cynicism. In the course of the present structured literature review a high congruence between the results of the analyzed studies emerged. Developmental climates and rational goal climates have been found to mostly provoke positive attitudes towards change while the majority of authors detected that internal process climates predominantly cause resistance to and cynicism about change. The results of the different studies addressing group climates show diverging results.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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