TITLE

Reality Testing: Strategies for Transforming Organisations

AUTHOR(S)
Atkinson, Philip
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Management Services;Winter2010, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores strategies of transforming organizations. It explains the importance of change in an organization which will require leaders with charisma and authority and are expected to have qualities like strength, behavioral skills and assertiveness. The types of members responding to an organizational change include enthusiasts, early adapters, fence-sitters, resistors, and terrorists. Managers are advised to anticipate changes and master ambiguity in circumstances of risk or uncertainty and determine if an organization is capable of managing change. It was realized that change involves engagement, motivation, acceptance, positive emotion, and expectations.
ACCESSION #
56933062

 

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