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The role middle management play as change agents within An Garda Síochána

Geraghty, Martin (2017) The role middle management play as change agents within An Garda Síochána. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research explores the role middle management namely Superintendents within An Garda Síochána play as change agents. It sets out to assess how effective they are at implementing change, if a level of resistance is present within the rank of Superintendent to change and to what degree their ability to occasion change is impacted by organisational culture.

Through qualitative research conducted by way of semi-structured interviews the author also explores if it is possible to identify what factor’s impact on middle managements capacity to deliver change, what training they receive to help them occasion change and how they can become more effective agents of change. This method was utilised as the author felt that it was better able to contribute to the existing data through the rich narratives obtained through the interviews.

The author concluded that middle managers are enthusiastic about change but that it is vital that they are supported in their efforts through appropriate training, resourcing, communication and consultation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Management of Change
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 14:07
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 14:07
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2818

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