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Change Management in the Irish Public Sector: A Managers Perspective

Healy, Fiona (2021) Change Management in the Irish Public Sector: A Managers Perspective. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Popa (2017) states that change in an organisation is inevitable. According to Sirkin, Keenan and Jackson (2014) academics and researchers have been dissecting the area of change management to gain an in-depth view as to why this area of management is difficult. A number of areas that cause challenges in the change management process includes resistance to change, lack of knowledge and training in change management, communication, organisational culture and the dynamic capabilities of an organisation. For example, Basu (2015) states that managers may face resistance to change from employees and further explains why employees resist change.

There is evidence from many academic articles that challenges exist in the change process and also studies on how these challenges can be resolved. What seems to be limited from this dissection is an analysis in to change management in the Irish public sector. Although there is an extensive amount of research on change management challenges across a broad range of sectors covering various types of businesses and institutions, the research on change management in the Irish public sector is more sparse.

For this reason this study will undertake interviews with managers in an Irish public sector organisation in order to gain insight into change management in the Irish public and if these managers are experiencing the widely reported challenges of change management. These interviews will be analysed, discussed and compared with literature reviewed on the topic of change management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Management of Change
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > Ireland > Government Departments
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > Ireland
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 13:45
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 13:45
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5426

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