The paradox of fit: How perceptions of fit impede organizational change

Maria B Gondo, John Amis, Brian D Janz, James M Vardaman

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to unravel an apparent paradox: a change that was perceived to lack fit with established organizational values was effectively implemented, while one that was perceived to fit was not. These findings prompted rethinking one of our most widely held and enduring assumptions in the change literature: that fit is superior to misfit. Drawing on a three- year ethnographic study of a Fortune 100 firm’s attempt to implement a NPD practice, we make two contributions to the organizational change literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Florida, Orlando, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201313 Aug 2013

Conference

Conference2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period9/08/1313/08/13

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