Survive and thrive in times of change

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Authors: Cynthia D. Scott and Dennis T. Jaffe
Date: Apr. 1988
From: Training & Development Journal(Vol. 42, Issue 4)
Publisher: Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,283 words

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Abstract :

A business environment characterized by deregulation, mergers, new technologies, and other change factors contributes to uncertainty for organizations and individuals within them. Allowance must be made for transition from old attachments and patterns to new circumstances. Those individuals with the following key skills are best able to cope with change: commitment or involvement with work, sense of personal power or control, view of change as opportunity, and sense of connections with others. A four-phase model is described which shows a common pattern of organizational change or transition: denial, commitment, resistance, and exploration.

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Source Citation
Scott, Cynthia D., and Dennis T. Jaffe. "Survive and thrive in times of change." Training & Development Journal, vol. 42, no. 4, Apr. 1988, pp. 25+. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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