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Organisational Change Management

Category: Management

You must at the very least read and use the following three journal articles, and course text book, to complete your answer to each question.

You are encouraged to use wider reading, in addition to this mandatory reading, to complete your answer to each question.
Three separate patches (1,000 words) on three different and specific subject topics using set literature.
Each patch will address a specific question relating to a specific topic

Questions:
1: How and why do middle managers support and resist strategic change? 950 words (40%) Patch 1 – strategic change
Minimum mandatory reading
Senior, B. and Swailes, S. (2010) Organizational Change. 4th Ed, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall
Conway, E. and Monks. K. (2011) Change from below: the role of middle managers in mediating paradoxical change. Human Resource Management Journal, 21(2): 190-203.
McCann, L., Morris, J. and Hassard, J. (2008) “Normalized Intensity: The New Labour Process of Middle Management.” Journal of Management Studies 45(2): 343-371
Sharyn E. Herzig and Nerina L. Jimmieson, (2006) “Middle managers’ uncertainty management during organizational change”, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 27 (8): 628 – 645
2: Why do models of planned change not bring about cultural change? 900 words
Patch 2 – culture change
Minimum mandatory reading
Senior, B. and Swailes, S. (2010). Organizational Change. 4th Ed, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall
Burnes, B. (2004) “Emergent change and planned change – competitors or allies?: The case of XYZ construction”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 24(9): 886 – 902.
Harris, L. C. and Ogbonna, E. (2002) The Unintended Consequences of Culture Interventions: A Study of Unexpected Outcomes. British Journal of Management, 13(1): 31–49.
Smollan R. and Sayers J. G. (2009) Organizational Culture, Change and Emotions: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Change Management. 9 (4): 435-457.
3: How do leadership behaviours positively and negatively impact upon employee commitment to organisational change? 900 words (30%)
Patch 3 – leading change Minimum mandatory reading
Senior, B. and Swailes, S. (2010). Organizational Change. 4th Ed, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall
Gill, R. (2003). Change management or change leadership. Journal of Change Management, 3(4), 307–318
Lundy, V. and Morin, P.-P. (2013), Project Leadership Influences Resistance to Change: The Case of the Canadian Public Service. Project Management Journal, 44 (3): 45–64
Thomas, R and Hardy, C. (2011). Reframing resistance to organizational change. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 27(3): 322-331.