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Applying Organizational Development Processes:: THE CHALLENGE OF DOWNSIZING — A COGNITIVE APPROACH

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Publication date: 1 June 1992

Abstract

Examines how to successfully apply one theoretical model of organizational development (OD) and organizational culture, the cognitive model, through theoretically consistent, i.e. cognitive, interventions to solve the organizational problem of downsizing. Reports a case study on use of a variety of such interventions. Summarizes what can be gained from such an approach. The cognitive model of OD as schemata change found to be a viable and useful approach to organizational downsizing.

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Marlowe, H.A., Hoffman, W.S. and Bordelon, S. (1992), "Applying Organizational Development Processes:: THE CHALLENGE OF DOWNSIZING — A COGNITIVE APPROACH", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 7 No. 6, pp. 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683949210018340

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MCB UP Ltd

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