Individual Change in Organizational Settings

  • Barbara Benedict Bunker
  • Jacqueline J. DeLisle
Part of the The Springer Series in Social / Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Abstract

The rapid pace of technological change, the changing demographics of the American work force, and the competitive threat that results from a global economy are affecting organizational life in the United States in important ways. Specifically, this turbulence in the environment is creating pressures to change in those who work for organizations. Employees who assumed they had a lifetime commitment to Exxon, GE, or Ma Bell, to name only a few large and well-known companies, are finding themselves laid off, retired early, or working for a vastly different enterprise than the one that hired them. Even if they are currently making money, other companies are moving to redesign both technical and social work systems in the anticipation of competition from abroad. They know that within a few years they may be outpaced if they do not continually improve their productivity.

Keywords

Change Effort Interpersonal Skill Organizational Setting Individual Change Performance Appraisal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Benedict Bunker
    • 1
  • Jacqueline J. DeLisle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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