Last year (March 2008) the Journal of International Business & Economicspublished a study by Phapruke Ussahawanitchakit and Chaiyot Sumritsakun on the effect of Organizational Change (OC) on employees’ stress and performance. Among other findings, they reported:
- OC results in higher psychological stress (employees feeling psychologically and emotionally drained due to pressure during the organizational change).
- OC leads to lower job performance due to stress.
- Moreover, neither “organizational communication and support moderate the relationships” between organizational change, psychological stress, and job performance.