Why is there a performance dip during or following organisational change? In my earlier post Is the Change Curve a myth? I looked at the research evidence about whether the change curve actually occurs or not. Is there always a performance dip following or during change? In my next book I take a deeper look at this and look at what evidence there is that the change curve does actually happen during change events and why this appears to be.
An interesting PhD thesis has just been published from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China looking at the factors which explain resistance to change from a very interesting perspective. I donâ€™t often report on PhD thesis due to the variability in quality (I know there shouldnâ€™t be) from the various universities around the world. However this is a really interesting in-depth and largish scale study based on 973 employees in 45 diverse companies and organisations.
People talk a lot about ‘organisational cultureâ€™ and changing the organisational culture. But what is an organisational culture? There are several different definitions of organisational culture (1)These definitions range from the simple – â€œItâ€™s the way we do things around hereâ€?
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