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In an ever-changing business world, the ability to adapt quickly to changes in the workplace is incredibly valuable to employers. A new study on “Personality and Adaptive Performance at Work” examines how emotional stability and ambition influence an employee’s ability to handle change. Ultimately, it found that personality was one of several key factors that determine how people adapt.
In the same way that an unexpected event in an employee’s workday can completely derail plans and send that person into “crisis mode,” organizations experience a similar reaction when unexpected change happens. In this study, the authors explain how to effectively restore order after an organizational crisis, by focusing on repairing working relationships.
In this study, the authors examined how rhythms of change relate to firm performance. An explorative analysis revealed that corporate strategic changes occur in distinct rhythms; additionally, companies that change in regular rhythms outperform those that change irregularly.
In this article, Wessel and Christensen (2012) focus on how practitioners and business leaders can anticipate and address disruptions to their business models. The authors guide us in ways to maximize company response to disruptions.
Topic: Business Strategy, Change Management Publication: Harvard Business Review (DEC 2012) Article: Two Routes to Resilience Authors: Clark Gilbert, Matthew Eyring and Richard N. Foster Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten Strategists at every organization worry about keeping their companies’ products and services relevant for the twenty first century. With new electronics
Topic: Business Strategy, Change Management Publication: Harvard Business Review (NOV 2012) Article: Accelerate! Author: John P. Kotter Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of consumer, industry and worldwide change. Technological advancements as well as cross-cultural integrations have allowed for
Topic: Change Management Publication: Academy of Management Journal Article: Resources for change: The relationships of organizational inducements and psychological resilience to employees’ attitudes and behaviors toward organizational change Authors: J. Shin, M.S. Taylor, M. Seo Reviewed by: Kecia Bingham Although change is common among organizations, successful organizational change is far
Topic: Change Management Publication: Academy of Management (APR 2012) Article: Change agents, networks, and institutions: A contingency theory of organizational change Authors: J. Battilana, T. Casciaro Reviewed by: Kecia Bingham Not all change initiatives are created equal. Divergent organizational changes (changes that diverge from the institutional status quo) are especially
Topic: Change Management, Leadership Publication: Personnel Psychology (2012) Article: The Role of Affect and Leadership during Organizational Change Authors: M.-G. Seo, M. S. Taylor, N. S. Hill, X. Zhang, P. E. Tesluk, N. M. Lorinkova Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood Organizational change initiatives have become increasingly commonplace in the modern