Participative change management in enhancing the change readiness of employees. Case: Towards workplace of the future

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Sumusalo, Maija 2015-11-04T13:21:23Z 2015-11-04T13:21:23Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The objective of my study was to examine my case company´s change management process at the pre-change stage. I concentrated especially in the participative nature of the change management and in the end one of my main objectives was to point out how employee participation affected their change readiness. Another important theme in my work was change communication and for example which communication channels the employees considered the most effective in communication related to the change process. The actual change in question was my case company´s Helsinki office´s move to new premises which required quite considerable changes in the everyday work of the employees. In practice, this meant moving from a more traditional office where every employee had for example their own designated desks to an open and activity based office design where everyone chooses their work station according to the needs for each task. In my study, this change process is referred as Workplace of the Future initiative which was used by the case company as well. The empirical part of my thesis was a single case study using mixed methods approach. The central source of my empirical data was an online questionnaire for the employees working in my case company´s Helsinki office. The survey included both quantitative, Likert-scale formatted questions and qualitative, optional open-ended questions. In addition, as I was employed by the case company at the start of my thesis research, I had the opportunity to observe for example different Workplace of the Future initiative related focus group meetings and workshops in which the employees had a chance to participate The findings of my work revealed that according to majority of my survey respondents, having a chance to participate in the chance process increased their knowledge and commitment for the coming change. Most importantly, participation and the overall change management process before the actual change had a positive effect on the change readiness of the employees. This was found out by asking the employees to compare their change readiness before and after participating in the Workplace of the Future change management process. en
dc.format.extent 75
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Participative change management in enhancing the change readiness of employees. Case: Towards workplace of the future en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Management Studies en
dc.subject.keyword change management
dc.subject.keyword participation
dc.subject.keyword change readiness
dc.subject.keyword communication
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201511055043
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major MSc program in Management and International Business en
dc.programme.major MSc program in Management and International Business fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon johtaminen
dc.subject.helecon management
dc.subject.helecon muutos
dc.subject.helecon change
dc.subject.helecon kansainväliset yhtiöt
dc.subject.helecon international companies
dc.subject.helecon yritysviestintä
dc.subject.helecon business communication
dc.ethesisid 14146 2015-09-11
dc.location P1 I

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