3.8.4 Advantages/Disadvantages of Change Cycles

The participative change cycle tends to be more appropriate for working with individuals and groups who are achievement motivated, seek responsibility, and have a degree of knowledge and experience that may be useful in developing new ways of operating. In other words, people with task-relevant readiness. Once the change starts, these people are capable of assuming the responsibilities of implementing of the desired change. Although these people may welcome change and the need to improve, they may become very rigid and opposed to change if it is implemented in a directive (high task/low relationship) manner. A directive change style is inconsistent with their perceptions of themselves as responsible, ...

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