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ERIC Number: EJ961180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
"Sometimes, to Change the People, You've Got to Change the People": When Learning Is Not Enough
Blackman, Deborah; Kennedy, Monica
International Journal of Learning and Change, v5 n3-4 p208-226 2011
This paper discusses organisational learning and change management in a major change in an Australian University. The qualitative data highlight the issues faced in the management of change, particularly in the institutionalised resistance of organisational members. Analysis suggests that the development and consolidation of shared genres of doubt about organisational information and leadership intentions accommodated entrenched resistance. In discussion, this paper revisits previous literature in change management and organisational learning that highlights the impact of the misalignment between learning and organisational imperatives. Discussion of the findings illustrates the ways in which organisational genres of doubt have the ability to undermine strategic intent in change. The findings may be used to inform change leaders about the factors that can contribute to change failure. It may also be used to alert managers to the complex relationship between change management prescriptions and organisational members' learning and subsequent behaviour in times of change. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia