Accession Number : ADA182157


Title :   Processes in Organizational Change


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1983-Sep 1986


Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON


Personal Author(s) : Gardner, Donald G ; Dunham, Randall B ; Cummings, L L ; Pierce, Jon L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a182157.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : This work focused upon a number of processes involved during organizational change and assimilation of members into organizations. Paper 1 addresses a series of organizational redesign interventions. Study is made not only of how members reacted to these changes but, more importantly, how their focus of attention mediated these reactions. Paper 2 also studies employee focus of attention. In this paper, it is demonstrated that the direction of magnitude of employee focus of attention influence the manner in which employees react to variations in leader behavior. Paper 3 examines the development of organizational commitment for a group of employees. These employees are studied prior to entering the organization and for one year subsequent to entry. Paper 4 also explores worker reactions to organizational change. Studies from two different organizations are reported, each utilizing a quasi-experimental design. The manner in which employees react to change (alternative work schedules) is studied over a 7-12 month period.


Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATIONS , LEADERSHIP , MODIFICATION , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , NAVAL RESEARCH , PERSONNEL , WORK , BEHAVIOR , ATTENTION , REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE