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ERIC Number: ED403475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Change Process in Organizations.
This document consists of four papers presented during a symposium on the change process in organizations moderated by John Redding at the 1996 conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). "Corporate Culture: Friend or Foe of Change?" (Joanne Burgess) reports a study of the characteristics of corporate culture that facilitate and hinder change which found managers believed communication was the most important facilitator, whereas lack of open communication and employee commitment doomed it. "The Use of Staged Events to Mobilize Change--as Seen from the Participants' Viewpoint" (Michael Cope) attempts to identify significant factors for the participants and to apply this knowledge to improve the application of such events. A model describes significant issues for the study group. "Systematic Agreement: A Theory of Organizational Alignment" (Steven W. Semler) offers a theory that addresses some missing areas in the theoretical foundations of HRD, such as why alignment works, how it can be measured, and how it can be created or improved, and offers the possibility of testing the models of organizational alignment presently in use. "Pennsylvania Telecommunication Infrastructure's Effect on Telecommunications Employment" (Holly L. Tucker) examines the supply and demand of telecommunications workers in Pennsylvania through the year 2000. The occupations specifically considered are those of completers of Pennsylvania's postsecondary vocational-technical education institutions. Papers contain references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings (Minneapolis, MN, February 29-March 3, 1996); see CE 073 480.