The Politics of Organizational Change

Politics is an aspect of everyday life within organizations, and is a force that inhibits individual and collective behaviour. If not fully understood, it can impede organizational change and development. Les mer
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Politics is an aspect of everyday life within organizations, and is a force that inhibits individual and collective behaviour. If not fully understood, it can impede organizational change and development. In order to minimise the political aspects of organizational dynamics there is a need to understand the extent to which organizational culture brings about politicised conformance and how individuals shape their behaviour through self-interest to conform-sense-giving and sense-making nexus-thus moderating the degree of change initiatives.


The Politics of Organizational Change explores the relationship between self-interest, power, politics and managing organizational change from a theoretical perspective. It encourages the fundamental questioning of the relationship between self-interest, power and control inherent within organizational change, and discusses the attendant implications for managing change. It will be of value to those who require a text that goes beyond set patterns of coverage found in textbooks dealing with managing change.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Acknowledgements


Preface


Introduction








1. Self-Interest And Political Behaviour


The root of self-interest


Locus of power


Politicised behaviour within organizations


Maintaining position through political behaviour





2. Political Narratives Of Change


Organizational change narratives


Individual narratives


Mutually assured delusion


Moving into the "white space"





3. Illusion of Control


Power through politics: organizational and individual


The politics of resistance


Who controls and shapes change?


Political reorientation of psychological contracts





4. Implications For Managing Change


Realpolitik of change


The illusion of control


Politics, power and conflict


Rational emotional response to change








5. Managing The Political And Power Dynamic Of Change


Managing the unmanageable


The antitheses of political behaviour


From rhetoric to action: Shaping organizational political dynamics through polyarchic orientation





Index

Om forfatteren

Robert Price is Senior Lecturer in Organizational Change Management and Leadership at Suffolk Business School, University of Suffolk (UK), and is Chair of the Organizational Studies Track, British Academy of Management.