Does Organizational Culture Matters in Organizational Change? Transformational Leadership and Cynicism About Organizational Change


Culture is fundamental in the organizational change because it becomes a distinguishing feature or characteristic of the organization. In organizational change context, culture is important because differences of organizational culture will affect the different perceptions of employee about organizational change. Leaders need to be an example and be a pioneer in the formation of a positive culture within the organization. This article shows that transformational leadership is able to minimize cynicism about organizational change (CAOC). Transformational leadership is characterized by the ability to become role model which will be followed by all members of the organization. Members’ behavior of the organization would be an organizational culture that had an impact on decreasing CAOC.



Keywords: organizational culture, transformational leadership, CAOC, organizational change

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