Trenchant Remedying: Directional Disturbing of Organizational Change Effort

Green, Jan and Binsardi, Ben (2014) Trenchant Remedying: Directional Disturbing of Organizational Change Effort. Grounded Theory Review, 13 (1). pp. 29-45. ISSN 1556-1550

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Organisational change theory has a historic bias towards personal resistance and individuals adopting a passive or negative perspective to change initiatives. Perpetuating this view change literature presents management approaches to assist in overcoming resistance, which have shown negligible evolution beyond the view that individual involvement and participation, together with effective communication, provide assistance. This paper challenges this assumption by providing inspiration via a contrary conceptual approach to organisational change; proposing an antithesis to traditional change management solutions and contributes to the role of communication within the process of change management. Grounded theory is the methodology used, which enables the data to provide the concepts and connections required in the construction of the theory. This requires a no preconceptions dictum to enable the generation of theory, not verification of a previous theory or hypothesis. Trenchant remedying is the grounded theory generated from data and conceptualises the concern resolving behaviours undertaken during the change receptivity process. During analysis it became evident that vigour and effort were expended and a solution sought as a remedy, hence the naming of the core category.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: change receptivity, change initiation, alertness, disruption, effort
Divisions: North Wales Business School
Depositing User: Mr Stewart Milne
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2015 09:26
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 13:53

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