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Implementing and sustaining organizational change

Description project

This project focuses on the processes of learning and changing work-related behaviors in relation to planned organizational change. This means that she focuses on organizations that have a deliberate intention to make a large-scale change that affects the day-to-day operations of their organization. Mireille aims to understand how these change processes unfold over time and why they unfold in that manner. In addition, she aims to intervene in these processes in order to help organizations successfully implement and sustain organizational changes. In her studies, she combines theories of workplace learning and theories of routine dynamics.

Technology plays an important role in organizational change. Technological developments usually are an important trigger for organizational change and especially technological companies face a continuous need to keep up to date with those developments. Moreover, technology plays a role in supporting organizations to facilitate their change processes.

Expected outcomes

This line of research aims to contribute to our understanding of the role individual employees and the organization as a whole play in change processes. Examples of current research questions include: How do organizational learning, innovation and change relate to each other? Which processes of learning and changing work-related behaviors at the individual level cause homogenous and heterogenous behavioral outcomes at the organizational level?

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involved researchers

Mireille Hubers  -  project leader and contact person

Duration of the project

2016 and ongoing

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Publications include:

  • Hubers, M. D., Poortman, C. L., Schildkamp, K., & Pieters, J. M. (2019). Spreading the word: Boundary crossers building collective capacity for data use. Teachers College Record, 121(1), 1-45.
  • Hubers, M. D., Schildkamp, K., Poortman, C. L., & Pieters, J. M. (2017). The quest for sustained data use: Developing organizational routines. Teaching and Teacher Education, 67, 509-521. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2017.07.007
  • Hubers, M. D., & Endedijk, M. D. (2017). Supporting sustainable professional development in teachers implementing STEM education. Round table session at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Tampere, Finland.