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Management Are Aliens! Rumors and stress during organizational change

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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Group and Organization Management
DOI: 10.1177/1059601106286880


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