Do employee emotions mediate employee trust in the organization during major change?

Kimberley, N. and Härtel, C. E. J. (2006). Do employee emotions mediate employee trust in the organization during major change?. In: Book of Abstracts Fifth International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life. Fifth International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life, Atlanta, USA, (19-19). 10-12 August 2006.

Author Kimberley, N.
Härtel, C. E. J.
Title of paper Do employee emotions mediate employee trust in the organization during major change?
Conference name Fifth International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life
Conference location Atlanta, USA
Conference dates 10-12 August 2006
Proceedings title Book of Abstracts Fifth International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life
Place of Publication St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Publisher UQ Business School
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Published abstract
ISBN 1864998598
9781864998597
Start page 19
End page 19
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Over the years, research has shown that, although there are various factors which contribute to failed change, one of the key reasons people resist change is due to the inability of leaders to convince employees to support change and to commit the energy and effort necessary to implement it. Senior management can ensure an organization is change ready by developing and maintaining a supportive culture and climate that positively influence the emotional health and welfare of employees. Despite the obvious importance of leadership to change efforts, little previous research has investigated, holistically and in the context of major change, the relationship between senior management actions and employee responses. Furthermore, the change literature largely ignores the role that emotions play in employee responses to change initiatives. This paper address both areas, and develops a model of organizational change from a justice and emotions perspective, which depicts employees’ justice perceptions related to senior executives as affecting trust directly and indirectly, through associated emotional responses.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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