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Organizational Change and Communication Plans
A research study that examines whether instructors of distance education perceive a communication action plan as being supportive of organizational change.
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This paper presents a research study that assesses whether the presence of a communication action plan influences employee responses to organizational change. The paper focuses attention on employees' acceptance of organizational change. The paper also describes the research design, the method of data collection and the survey methodology. An annotated bibliography is included with the paper.

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From the Paper:

"Communication plans that are developed by the organization instill the need for change throughout the organization, enable individuals to understand the impact of the change, and communicate any structural and job changes that will affect the employees (Cawsey & Deszca, 2008). Distance education providers are targeted to continue to grow at approximately 16% a year over the next 10 years (Howell, Williams, & Lindsay, 2003). Over 1.5 million out of 19 million postsecondary students took at least one distance education course in the 1999-2000 school year (Ashby, 2002). The current higher education infrastructure cannot accommodate the growing college-aged population and enrollments, making more distance education programs necessary (Howell et al, 2003). As current distance educational providers attempt to accommodate this growth and make their distance education models scalable, organizational change will be ongoing."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aguirre, Calderone, Jones (2004) -10 Principles of Change Management. Resilience Report, Booz, Allen Hamilton. New York, NY. Accessed from the Internet on September 17 2007:
  • Allen, N. J. & Meyer, J. P. (1990). The measurement and antecedents of affective, continuance and normative commitment to the organization. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 63(1), 1. Retrieved August 19, 2007, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1178532).
  • Ashby, C.M. (2002). Growth in distance education programs and implications for federal education policy.
  • Barrett, M. O., III (2007) Reducing subordinate resistance to organizational change in a United States telecommunications company: Proactive supervisor-subordinate, two-way communicative processes. Ph.D. dissertation, Walden University, United States -- Minnesota. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from ProQuest Digital Dissertations database. (Publication No. AAT 3252460).
  • Bateman, T.S. & Snell, S.A. (2007). Management (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

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