School of Business

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Fall 2013


The purpose of this article is to describe the importance of establishing organizational development initiatives during organizational change. The sense of urgency to promote change in the workplace has been a focal point for most organizations in an effort to remain competitive. Unfortunately, the humanistic approach has been exchanged for undeliverable expectations, which has led to dysfunctional organizations throughout America. Therefore, employees are most likely to resist organizational change due to the lack of understanding, or the promotion of undeliverable expectations. In an effort to address these issues, organizational development interventions are needed in order to streamline organizational change initiatives. A complete analysis and recommendations will be included to promote a positive work environment during organizational change initiatives.

Published in the Mustang Journal of Management & Marketing, v. 3.



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