"Syntonic change": a mental health perspective on avoiding the crises associated with change within organizations.

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Abstract

Historically, change within organizations has led to increased stress within the workforce. Organizational change is usually met with resentment and resistance yielding a crisis which impinges upon not only organizational effectiveness, but mental health as well. Most change efforts result in failure yielding dramatic declines in productivity, as well as accelerated attrition within the human resource. This paper proposes a model of "syntonic change" as a means of meeting both the needs of the organization to remain dynamic and flexible, and the needs of the workforce for a sense of trust and safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-218
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Emergency Mental Health
Volume1
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes

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