Accession Number:

AD0731669

Title:

The Role of Social Consensus as a Conditioner in Organizational Planned Change.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Oct 70-1 Oct 71,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The study examines the role of social consensus in conditioning certain kinds of organizational change and development. 332 groups selected from six main industrial settings represented by twenty organizations served to test the relationship between social consensus and organizational change. Findings demonstrate a direct positive correlation between degree of consensus and level of participative-collaborative behavior of supervisors as well as of subordinates. Initial degrees of social consensus were found to produce differential rates of change over time in organizational behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE