Improving Radical Organizational Change Implementation by Focusing Leadership Efforts on Building Commitment and Trust
Date of Award
Leadership and Organizations
Master of Professional Studies
Leadership & Organizations
Trust and Organizational Change
Leaders' failure to effectively engage with employees during a change initiative leads to resistance based on lack of trust and unwillingness to commit. To overcome this breakdown, leaders must learn how to generate trust in everyday interactions and develop practices that inspire commitment. The foundational competence needed is the ability to engage in conversations that allow for clarity around the change effort and elicit mutual commitment to a shared future. To address the issue of building leaders' capability to generate trust and commitment, a workshop and business simulation have been designed where conversational effectiveness for implementing change can be explored and practiced.
Dorn, Steven Paul, "Improving Radical Organizational Change Implementation
by Focusing Leadership Efforts on Building Commitment and Trust" (2015). Leadership and Organizations. 73.