This study explored manager development needs in younger, growing organizations related to challenges with uncertainty, ambiguity, and a rapid pace of change. This research examined two companies: one that had not gone through IPO or acquisition and one that was acquired twice. The primary themes in the findings included adaptive behaviors and communication capabilities, the impact and influence of a company's culture and a changing organization structure on development, as well the need for building relationships and networks to help managers cope with the challenges of a growing organization. By implementing manager development programs early, companies can build inclusion, foster networks, and get in front of managerial challenges to help the company and its people operate at optimal performance levels.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Organizational effectiveness; Executives -- Training; New business enterprises -- Management
Date of Award
Graziadio Business School
Parcells, Christine, "Manager development in younger, growing organizations" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 1145.