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Facing Organizational Change: An Italian Perspective on Six Challenges for Organizational Change Practitioners

Facing Organizational Change: An Italian Perspective on Six Challenges for Organizational Change Practitioners
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Author(s): Filippo Ferrari (University of Bologna, Italy)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 19
Source title: Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Robert G. Hamlin (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Andrea D. Ellinger (The University of Texas at Tyler, USA) and Jenni Jones (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6155-2.ch017

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Abstract

This chapter aims to present the obstacles both scholars and practitioners must overcome in facing organizational change. Indeed, too often practitioners lack any rigorous evidence-based background and rely on their previous experience and common sense. At the same time, scholars too often work in a very separated academic world, thus ignoring the actual problems that professionals face in actual firms. Being both a scholar and a practitioner, the author highlights the common challenges likely to be faced by change agents when facilitating organizational change: recognizing the readiness of the involved people to change, their skill mismatch, their previous change history, and the level of cynicism. A fully reflective change agent must consider these factors in designing and implementing an evidence-based organizational change and development (EBOCD) initiative and change agency process if he or she wishes to achieve positive outcomes both from the organizational and the involved people's point of view.

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