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Organizational cynicism – what every manager needs to know
, Gupta S
Published in Emerald Publishing
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Pages: 16 - 19


The study aims to address what is organizational cynicism, review past literature to find out what leads to organizational cynicism, its consequences for organizations, and pinpoint practical implications for managers.


This review is prepared by an independent writer who has amalgamated several other voices from different researchers/scholars and finally, adds his own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


The effects of organizational cynicism on employees are strong and rising. The review points to the need for paying serious attention to the concept of “organizational cynicism”, which is an attitudinal negativity and if left unchecked, can cost the organization dearly. However, with interventions in place, perhaps, organizations can control the negative effects of organizational cynicism.


Based on a selective literature review, the article anchors on the change perspective of organizational cynicism and offers a number of learning and development implications for managers.

About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetDevelopment and Learning in Organizations
PublisherData powered by TypesetEmerald Publishing
Open AccessNo