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Accepting change as part of organisational life : does this resonate with high-change organisations in South Africa?

Show simple item record Slabbert, Yolandi 2019-01-21T12:32:49Z 2019-01-21T12:32:49Z 2018-12
dc.identifier.citation Slabbert, Y. 2018. Accepting change as part of organgisational life: Does this resonate with high-change organisations in South Africa? Communicare 37(2): 127-149. en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-0069
dc.description.abstract This article proposes a new concept, co-change-orientated communication (co-COC), which encapsulates the daily social and communication processes of organisational members in making sense of change from a critical strategic communication perspective. Guided by an evolutionary approach to concept development, this article aims to quantitatively measure the pragmatic relevance of identified attributes and antecedents of co-COC to the development of a fully-fledged concept at six high change South African organisations. An exploratory factor analysis confirmed that co-COC is attributed by meaningful dialogue, employee engagement, collaboration and co-creation and the encouragement of dissent. It is bottom-up in nature and enabled by the antecedents of organisational agility, leadership agility, a change-able culture and stakeholder engagement. co-COC further extends theoretical development on the need for change communication approaches that support ongoing organisational change and has potential to assist communication professionals to recognise the need and pragmatic relevance of contemporary developments in strategic communication. The various antecedents and attributes of co-COC could also provide organisations with guidance on the implementation of change-orientated communication approaches in support of ongoing organisational change. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (23 pages) : graphs
dc.subject Co-Change-oriented Communication en
dc.subject Change-orientated communication en
dc.subject Organisational change en
dc.subject Strategic communication en
dc.subject Concept development en
dc.subject.ddc 658.450968
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in organizations -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational change -- South Africa en
dc.title Accepting change as part of organisational life : does this resonate with high-change organisations in South Africa? en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Communication Science

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