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Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739
Incorporates: Participation and Empowerment: An International Journal

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Organization Studies

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Managing Organizational Change through Teams and Groups

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Title:Managing Organizational Change through Teams and Groups
Author(s):David Coghlan, (Teaches organizational behaviour at the National College of Industrial Relations, Dublin, Eire.)
Citation:David Coghlan, (1994) "Managing Organizational Change through Teams and Groups", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 15 Iss: 2, pp.18 - 23
Keywords:Attitudes, Group dynamics, Groups, Individual behaviour, Organizational change, Perceptions, Personnel psychology, Team building, Teams
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/01437739410055335 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Points out that a significant element of an individual's life is through groups and that there are many different aspects of groups in organizational life. Holds that the informal influence a group exerts on individual members through socialization, enforcement of norms and development of culture is powerful in how individuals respond to organizational change. Argues that teambuilding is critical to forming group responses to change issues, whether through the formal teams or through temporary task forces and committees.

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