Bordia, Prashant; Jones, Elizabeth; Gallois, Cindy; Callan, Victor; Difonzo, Nicholas
Rumors collected from a large public hospital undergoing change were content analyzed, and a typology comprising the following five broad types of change-related rumors was developed: rumors about changes to job and working conditions, nature of organizational change, poor change management, consequences of the change for organizational performance, and gossiprumors. Rumors were also classified as positive or negative on the basis of their content. As predicted, negative rumors were more...[Show more]
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