Editor: Per Ø. Saksvik

Prerequisites for Healthy Organizational Change

eBook: US $33 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $87
Printed Copy: US $71
Library License: US $132
ISBN: 978-1-60805-435-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-011-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2009
DOI: 10.2174/97816080501161090101


We live in a time where organizational change has become the norm. Organizations are constantly undergoing major restructurings be it outsourcing, downsizing or major reorganizational changes, e.g., team or LEAN implementation. Stability has become the exception. Managing good and healthy change seems to be a prerequisite to secure the organization’s survival. Research has indicated that the way the change is implemented greatly influences the results of changes and that organizational change may have detrimental effects on employees’ working environment, health and well-being. The unique contribution of this Ebook is the healthy change perspective. This book is about how change can benefit the health of the organization and the individual employee, and it is hoped that it will be of interest to many readers.


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General Bibliography

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Lean and the Psychosocial Work Environment

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Peter Hasle
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The Importance of Trust in Organizational Change

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Ole H. Sorensen, Peter Hasle
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Organizational Change Competence

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Gunhild Birgitte, Zeiner Ingstad, Live Bakke Finne
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Understanding the Emotional Experience of Organizational Change

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Fay Giaever
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Conflict Management in Preventing Negative Effects of Change

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Gunn Robstad Andersen
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The Role of Norms in Organizational Change Efforts

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Tove Helland Hammer
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Leaders Embracing Change: Managing Healthy Change Processes

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Per Oystein Saksvik, Sturle Danielsen Tvedt
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Resistance to Organizational Change: Individual Reactions to Change on the Emotional, Attitudinal, and Behavioral Levels

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Ingvild Berg Saksvik, Hilde Hetland
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Developing a Framework for the "Why" in Change Outcomes: The Importance of Employees’ Appraisal of Changes

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Karina Nielsen, Raymond Randall, Sten-Olof Brenner, Karen Albertsen
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The Importance of Healthy Organizational Change Processes

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Sturle Danielsen Tvedt
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Studying Organizational Change from a Multilevel Perspective

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Aslaug Rennesund
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Subject Index

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