Grief and organisational change

McWilliams, John 2009, Grief and organisational change, Grief matters, vol. 12, no. 3, summer, pp. 66-69.

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Title Grief and organisational change
Author(s) McWilliams, JohnORCID iD for McWilliams, John
Journal name Grief matters
Volume number 12
Issue number 3
Season summer
Start page 66
End page 69
Total pages 4
Publisher Centre for Grief Education
Place of publication Clayton, Vic
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1440-6888
Summary Grief is an important, if underrated, element of organisational change. The limited treatment of grief is a remarkable deficit in change literature. One exception is transitions theory, which recognises the loss contingent on change. However, the theory, as well as change research generally, relies on a cyclical model of grief, which is increasingly called in to question as new and more sophisticated approaches arise within the grief research community. This paper considers change management in the automotive industry to illustrate the role of grief in workplace change. It argues that there is opportunity for grief research to inform change management and for grief practitioners to work with managers responsible for implementing change.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920505 Occupational Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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