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Employee Objections to Organizational Change: A Framework for Addressing Management Responses

Bringselius, Louise LU (2014) In Organization Development Journal 32(1). p.41-54
Abstract
Research on organizational change often focuses on the nature and causes of employee objections to change, typically referred to as resistance. This paper explores managerial assumptions in this regard, suggesting a conceptual framework whereby employee objections are understood as whistle-blowing, opinion, resistance/trauma or resistance/disposition. Furthermore, it shows how each position provides legitimacy to a specific management strategy. The framework provides a tool to understand managerial attitudes and strategies, as well as how these attitudes may be understood as rhetoric or self-rationalizations.
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Organizational Change, Resistance, Resistance to Change, Employee Objections
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Organization Development Journal
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32
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41 - 54
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International Society for Organization Development and Change
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0889-6402
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English
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {International Society for Organization Development and Change},
  series       = {Organization Development Journal},
  title        = {Employee Objections to Organizational Change: A Framework for Addressing Management Responses},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2014},
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