Basic Values and Change: A Mixed Methods Study

Johnny Långstedt, Julius Manninen

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Working life is expected to become increasingly dynamic at theexpense of routine work. This paper examines how the values of work units relate to changes that make work more dynamic ormore structured. Drawing on a mixed-methods design, the paperexamines how values that conflict with change objectives relateto challenges when implementing the changes. The paperexplains in what situations and why values are relevant forchange management. The paper contributes to changemanagement by explicating the role of values when changes inthe workplace are implemented and presents a model forintegrating values into change communication.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Change Management
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • values
  • Change management
  • work environment
  • change strategy

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