Exploring reports of misbehaviour in employee narratives of organisational change

Melanie Bryant

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from an interpretivist study of employee experiences of organisational change with specific emphasis on reports of misbehaviour. Acts of misbehaviour are reported by employees as being a consequence of management behaviour throughout periods of change rather than resistance to the change process itself. Participants reported that management failed to communicate information about change to employees and were unwilling to accept feedback from staff, which employees suggest was contradictory to organisational norms. Findings suggest that differences between resistance to change and engagement in misbehaviour aimed at addressing dissatisfaction caused by change need to be addressed and that further studies of the impact that both management and employee behaviours have on organisations as well as other staff are required.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th ANZAM Conference Management
Subtitle of host publicationpragmatism, philosophy, priorities
EditorsJessica Kennedy, Lee Di Milia
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherANZAM
Pages19
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)1921047348
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference - Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Duration: 06 Dec 200609 Dec 2006

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
CountryAustralia
Period06/12/0609/12/06

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    Bryant, M. (2006). Exploring reports of misbehaviour in employee narratives of organisational change. In J. Kennedy, & L. D. Milia (Eds.), 20th ANZAM Conference Management: pragmatism, philosophy, priorities (pp. 19). ANZAM.