Department of Management

Mona T Madsen

The Impact of changed organizational structures- on middle managers' perception of strategy and people management

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research on organizational change and middle management has emphasized the idea of flatter more performance- and customer focused organizations, in which middle managers’ main responsibilities concern elements of organizational change and development such as strategy involvement, and managing people. An important condition for this is, however, that middle managers also perceive such
responsibilities as important. This paper is based on a survey of Managers in Danish organizations. Findings with different but related angels are highlighted here. First, only a small percentage of participating managers reported that the
amount of managerial levels had actually been reduced in the last three years. Secondly, middle managers who had experienced such a reduction perceived aspects of strategy and organizational development as more important. Thirdly, such a reduction did not introduce significant changes in their perception of people management. Implications for research and practice are addressed in the discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Publication year2013
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventBritish Academy of Management - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201312 Sep 2013


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management
CountryUnited Kingdom

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