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The power transfer dynamics of preferential role positioning during organizational change

The power transfer dynamics of preferential role positioning during organizational change This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsThis research paper determines the impact of employee preferences during organizational change exercises. The UK SME results show how psychological change journeys can be divided into three progressive stages. Firstly, establishing new structures and procedures; secondly, implementing new ways of communicating; and thirdly, experiencing new collaborations. The equalizing concept of preferential role positioning proved to be powerful in giving employees an authoritative, collective change agent voice. This proved more effective – in shaping and progressing a change program's discourse and its policies – than any management attempts to silence employees through disciplinary processes.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

The power transfer dynamics of preferential role positioning during organizational change

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 29 (3): 3 – Jul 6, 2021

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/hrmid-01-2021-0002
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Abstract

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsThis research paper determines the impact of employee preferences during organizational change exercises. The UK SME results show how psychological change journeys can be divided into three progressive stages. Firstly, establishing new structures and procedures; secondly, implementing new ways of communicating; and thirdly, experiencing new collaborations. The equalizing concept of preferential role positioning proved to be powerful in giving employees an authoritative, collective change agent voice. This proved more effective – in shaping and progressing a change program's discourse and its policies – than any management attempts to silence employees through disciplinary processes.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 6, 2021

Keywords: Preferential role positioning; Change agent; SMEs; Organizational change

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