Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A New Consultative Tool Measuring Conflict and Climate: A Study Utilizing NILT Survey Data to Assess Conflict Dealing with the Current Climate of Northern Ireland Since the Brexit Referendum
by McCusker, Bryan Patrick, Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2018, 184; 10902437
Abstract (Summary)

When an event occurs causing change to the environment that is deemed excessive, individuals in that society will react. Distress or uneasiness can be formulated by fear, which can ignite conflict especially if that organization or society has previously experienced such behavior. Diagnosis of the organizational climate along with the emotions of the individuals in that society should determine whether the society has adequate capacity for change or whether the society will be resistant to change. This diagnosis also helps ensure that safety precautions are in place and a better understanding of conflict involving group dynamics and the psychological factors that relate to whole-system change. This study presents a theoretical and analytical framework for identifying demographics and traits pertaining to a society after a vote from which most of that society’s population differed. Also presented are findings and suggestions for organization development opportunities to advance future positive change.

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School: Benedictine University
Department: Organization Development
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 79/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Behavioral Sciences, Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Brexit, Climate, Conflict, Consulting, Northern Ireland, Organization development
Publication Number: 10902437
ISBN: 978-0-438-11098-4
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