PREDICTORS AND CONSEQUENCES OF MANAGERIAL COPING WITH ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
 
Liou, S.N. and Hsu, Y.G., National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
 
This study examined dispositional traits (positive self-concept and risk tolerance) and perception of intervention characteristics (procedural fairness and organizational readiness to change) as predictors of managerial responses to organizational change. Data were collected from 4 organizations undertaking organizational change with different interventions. Results indicated that both of these traits significantly predicted self-reports and independent assessments of coping with change. Likewise, Managers who perceived procedural unfairness and not readiness to organizational change were less likely to practice effective managerial behaviors. Consequently, subordinates of managers who engaged in less effective managerial behaviors have more negative perception of their immediate work environment. Results also indicated that perception intervention characteristics mediated roughly of the relationships between the dispositional factors and managerial behaviors.