Emotions and Strategic Change

Quy Nguyen Huy

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199734610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Emotions and Strategic Change

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Strategic change represents a special form of organizational change that is particularly large-scale, disruptive, and elicits a wide range of strong emotions among employees. This chapter discusses how organizations can develop routines that deal constructively with employees’ emotions, as well as the challenges that organization leaders face in perceiving and managing employees’ collective emotions. The chapter ends by suggesting a number of important research questions in this vastly underexplored area.

Keywords: leadership; emotions; strategic change; emotional intelligence; collective emotions; emotional contagion; culture

Article.  9596 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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