Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 31 May 2020

Abstract and Keywords

In this chapter, we create a combined lens of positivity and process to explore what makes a change process positive. That is, what processes in changing strengthen and help people to build resilience, rather than deplete them? We examined field-based empirical studies that portrayed people’s experiences of change in order to identify clusters of small acts in change that help people navigate even more difficult changes. From these, we culled out three to profile in this chapter: acting with compassion in change, fostering agency in change, and sustaining cultural continuity in change. We discuss each and conclude with possibilities for future research and the practice of implementing organizational change.

Keywords: Change process, compassion, agency, cultural continuity, positivity and process

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.