When plans change: Examining how people evaluate timing changes in work organizations

Sally Blount, Gregory A. Janicik

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Abstract

We examine the dynamics of temporal responsiveness - the ability of organizational actors to adapt the timing of their activities to unanticipated events. We review a broad body of psychological, economic, sociological, anthropological, and organizational research to introduce a reference point model of how people perceive and evaluate time in organizations. We then analyze how actors evaluate timing changes (changes from existing organizational schedules, routines, expectations, and plans).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-585
Number of pages20
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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