Middle managers and strategic change

Questions:
j1: How and why do middle managers support and resist strategic change? 1,000 words (40%)
Minimum mandatory reading
Senior, B. and Swailes, S. (2010) Organizational Change. 4th Ed, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall
Conway, E. and Monks. K. (2011) Change from below: the role of middle managers in mediating paradoxical change. Human Resource Management Journal, 21(2): 190-203.
McCann, L., Morris, J. and Hassard, J. (2008) “Normalized Intensity: The New Labour Process of Middle Management.” Journal of Management Studies 45(2): 343-371
Sharyn E. Herzig and Nerina L. Jimmieson, (2006) “Middle managers’ uncertainty management during organizational change”, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 27 (8): 628 – 645
2: Why do models of planned change not bring about cultural change?
Minimum mandatory reading
Senior, B. and Swailes, S. (2010). Organizational Change. 4th Ed, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall
Burnes, B. (2004) “Emergent change and planned change – competitors or allies?: The case of XYZ construction”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 24(9): 886 – 902.
Harris, L. C. and Ogbonna, E. (2002) The Unintended Consequences of Culture Interventions: A Study of Unexpected Outcomes. British Journal of Management, 13(1): 31–49.
Smollan R. and Sayers J. G. (2009) Organizational Culture, Change and Emotions: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Change Management. 9 (4): 435-457.

3: How do leadership behaviours positively and negatively impact upon employee commitment to organisational change? 1,000 words (30%)
Minimum mandatory reading
Senior, B. and Swailes, S. (2010). Organizational Change. 4th Ed, Harlow: FT Prentice Hall
Gill, R. (2003). Change management or change leadership. Journal of Change Management, 3(4), 307–318
Lundy, V. and Morin, P.-P. (2013), Project Leadership Influences Resistance to Change: The Case of the Canadian Public Service. Project Management Journal, 44 (3): 45–64
Thomas, R and Hardy, C. (2011). Reframing resistance to organizational change. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 27(3): 322-331.
Mark Learning Outcome
1.Patch 1 – strategic change 40% 1,2,4
2.Patch 2 – culture change 30% 1-4
3.Patch 3 – leading change 30% 1-3

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS