Organisational Culture Essay

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The influence of organizational culture on attitudes toward organizational change The Authors Md Zabid Abdul Rashid, Centre for Graduate Studies, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Murali Sambasivan, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia Azmawani Abdul Rahman, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia Abstract This study investigates the influence of organizational culture on attitudes toward organizational change in Malaysia. Based on the work of Goffee and Jones and Dunham et al., a structured questionnaire was developed and self-administered to 258 companies listed in the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturing directory. The results showed that there is an association between organizational culture and the affective, cognitive, and behavioral tendency of attitudes toward organizational change. The findings also showed that different types of organizational culture have different levels of acceptance of attitudes toward organizational change. This means that certain type of organizational culture could facilitate the acceptability of change, while other types of culture could not accept it. The implications of this research are also discussed. Article Type: Research paper Keyword(s): Organizational change; Organizational culture; Malaysia. Journal: Leadership & Organization Development Journal Volume: 25 Number: 2 Year: 2004 pp: 161-179 Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited ISSN: 0143-7739 Introduction Change is the movement away from a present state toward a future state (George and Jones, 1996) or generally a response to some significant threat or opportunity arising outside of the organization (Gilgeous, 1997). Today, the business environment is changing fast. The changes in technology like computerization and e-commerce have created a quantum leap in data communication, work processes

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