This quantitative, descriptive study investigated influential incidences of professional disappointment as recognized by mid-level managers in industrial and commercial enterprises in the southeast United States as having occurred in their careers and influenced decisions of change. The responses to the questionnaire were used with information garnered from the contemporary literature review, to measure the influence of incidents of professional disappointment and subsequent decisions of change as reported by the respondent mid-level managers. Data were analyzed using SPSS (2003) software. The findings indicated there is some influence of professional disappointment on the tendency of the respondent mid-level manager to attribute responsibility for the recalled incident of professional disappointment (externally). In addition, the findings indicated that an incident of professional disappointment has the potential to influence some decisions of change made by the respondent mid-level manager subsequent to the recalled incident. Recommendations include development of a refined questionnaire that will allow for further research into professional disappointment. Moreover, it is recommended that organizations develop an intervention program for use by organizational leaders to teach all leaders in the organization how to proactively cope with incidents of professional disappointment and to improve organizational performance and outcomes.Lexington Furniture Industries 570 Stanley Furniture Company Inc 563 Collins and Aikman Products Co 557 Stanley Furniture ... 550 Pass and Seymour Inc. 550 Pentair Pool Products, Inc. 550 Rf Micro Devices, Inc. 550 Timken Company 550anbsp;...
|Title||:||Professional Disappointment in Decisions of Change: A Study of U.S. Managers|
|Author||:||Bradford C. Wright|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|