Leaders' characteristics and behaviors and employees' resistance to organizational change

Shaul Oreg*, Yair Berson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We examined the role of leaders' characteristics and transformational leadership behaviors in explaining employees' resistance to a large-scale organizational reform. Through a multi-level analysis of data from 75 school principals and 586 teachers we found that teachers' intentions to resist the organizational reform were negatively related to their principals' openness to change values and positively related to their principals' dispositional resistance to change. Furthermore, principals' transformational leadership behaviors moderated the relationship between teachers' dispositional resistance and intentions to resist the reform.

Original languageAmerican English
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 200911 Aug 2009

Conference

Conference69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/08/0911/08/09

Keywords

  • Individual differences
  • Leadership
  • Resistance to change

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