Distributed Leadership and Employee Cynicism: Trade unions as joint change agents

Date

2018-06-07

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Wiley

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Article

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Yes

Abstract

The themes of change management and workplace partnership continue to attract significant academic interest – albeit within discreet literatures. Drawing on longitudinal, qualitative data in a heavy engineering organization this article details how a collaborative partnership between management and trade unions, encompassing a distributed’ leadership format, was configured to enhance organizational capacity for change in the context of significant employee cynicism. Bridging human resource management/organizational behaviour and industrial relations perspectives the works makes a theoretical contribution to our understanding of the factors underpinning the successful implementation of workplace partnership and the utilisation of distributed leadership configurations. More generally the work informs leadership theory through its scrutiny of distributed leadership in situations of high conflict.

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Keywords

change management, social partnership, collectivism, leadership, trade unions

Citation

Butler, P. and Tregaskis, O. (2018) Distributed Leadership and Employee Cynicism: Trade unions as joint change agents. Human Resource Management Journal, 28 (4), pp. 540-554

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Research Institute

People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)