Category: Change Management

Building successful and sustainable HR interventions

Topic: Change management, Strategic HR
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (JUN 2011)
Article: HR interventions that go viral
Authors: Yost, P. R., McLellan, J. R., Ecker, D. L., Chang, G. C., Hereford, J. M., Roenicke, C. C., Town, J. B., & Winberg, Y. L.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

Trading Voice for Service: The Impact of Perceived Voice on Organizational Commitment During Periods of Change

Topic: Change Management, Organizational Commitment, Potential, Trust
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: The influence of perceived employee voice on organizational commitment: An exchange perspective
Authors: E. Farndale, J. Van Ruiten, C. Kelliher, and V. Hope-Hailey
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

The Employee Network: to Keep or Not to Keep Under the Radar

Topic: Organizational Performance, Change Management
Publication: Harvard Business Review (MAR 2010)
Article: Harnessing your staff’s informal networks
Authors: R. McDermott, D. Archibald
Reviewed by: Liz Brashier

Ashes, Ashes, Organizations All Fall Down!

Topic: Change Management, Organizational Reputation Publication: Academy of Management Journal (DEC 2008) Article: Good fences make good neighbors: A longitudinal analysis of an industry self-regulatory institution Author: M.L. Barnett, A.A. King Reviewed By: Katie Bachman In these “interesting” economic times, it seems like every company is struggling to overcome challenges within their organizations. Bad news: You need to be worried about what your competitors struggle with too! In a recent article in the Academy of Management Journal, Barnett and

How Downsizing Can Damage Your Rep

Topic: Change Management, Off The Wall Publication: The Academy of Management Journal Article: Character, conformity, or the bottom line? How and why downsizing affected corporate reputation. Author: E.G. Love, M. Kraatz Featured by: Benjamin Granger In a recent study, Love and Kraatz (2009) attempted to identify how corporate downsizing might affect a firm’s reputation Prior to presenting the results of their study, Love

Curing the Organizational Restructuring Blues

Topic: Change Management, Organizational Development Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Article: Employee identification before and after an internal merger: A longitudinal analysis. Author: J. Bartels, J. Pruyn, S. DeJong Featured by: Benjamin Granger One employee factor crucial to the success of organizational change is the extent to which employees identify (align themselves) with their organizations prior to the restructuring.  But, employees can identify with the organization at different levels.  For example, employees can identify

Bringing Back the Cynics!

Topic: Change Management, Job Attitudes Publication: Human Resource Management Article: Organizational change cynicism: the role of employee involvement. Author: M. Brown, C. Cregan Featured by: Benjamin Granger Organizational cynicism involves a negative attitude on the part of an employee toward his/her  organization. It’s the belief or feeling that one’s organization has sacrificed the basic principles of honesty and fairness to further the self-interest