A Case Study Analysis of Change Management Intervention and the Nature and Nuances of Resistance to Change in a Complex Organization

By Emad Rahim and Darrell Norman Burrell.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Change is constant in today’s complicated and complex global business environment. In response to and in anticipation of changes, organizations employ multiple strategies to manage these. This paper is a case study exploration of the aspects of a real organizational change intervention in the context of “resistance to change” phenomenon, and how leadership and management can affect this phenomenon by building open and honest lines of communication within complex organizations today. Dramatic decreases in funding and fund raising contributions due to the volatility of the economy has created a necessity to consider reorganizing the organization’s structure and consider the need to make changes in strategies and planning approaches. This paper explores the urgent need for paradigm changes on various levels if organizations are going to grow, survive, and even prosper in this volatile and constantly changing external environment.

Keywords: Managerial Communications, Strategic Planning, Change Management

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp.19-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 880.054KB).

Dr. Emad Rahim

Faculty, Morrisville State College and Walden University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Dr. Emad Rahim is an Assistant Professor at Morrisville State College for the School of Business, and the Principal Consultant at Global i365 LLC., where he specializes in diversity management and executive leadership training. He earned a Doctorate Degree in Management and Organizational Development from Colorado Technical University. He is also a faculty member at Colorado Technical University and Walden University where he teaches doctoral courses in management and action research. He has an extensive list of publications and conference presentations in national and international conferences and peer review journals.

Prof. Darrell Norman Burrell

Doctoral Student and Faculty Member, A.T. Still University and Virginia International University, Warrenton, VA, USA

Darrell Norman Burrell is a doctoral student at A.T. Still University. He is a faculty member at Virginia International University. He teaches as an adjunct faculty member with Averett University, Strayer University, and in the “Green” MBA in Sustainability Development with Marylhurst University. He is also a Presidential Management Fellow, www.pmf.gov with over 15 years of management experience. He has an EdS (Post Master’s Terminal Degree) in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. He has graduate degrees in Human Resources Management and Organizational Management from National Louis University, and a graduate degree in Sales and Marketing Management from Prescott College. He has over 27 publications and has presented over 20 peer reviewed conferences.


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