African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4193

Article in Press


Adamade Sylvanus

  •  Received: 14 January 2022
  •  Accepted: 10 June 2022
Change processes dovetail, build change fatigue among workers and trigger complex resistance from trade unions. Initiatives are resisted by trade unions with dominant perception of change management as targeting weakening of trade unionism. Despite the seeming essentiality of change management sustainability to organizational growth and wider developments, not much is known about the causality between change management sustainability and trade unionism. This paper conceptually analyses this nexus shedding more light on how by checking collective workers resistance to inevitable change management, anti-unionization antics of management is curtailed. The means to the end of the analysis was framing from past conceptualization and theoretical underpinning the link between change management sustainability and trade unionism. It was concluded that trade unionism and management forging internal coalition of interests has prospect to create change management sustainability. The main recommendation is for management practices becoming less antiunion, focusing on building unions’ leadership appreciation of change management as norm to yield mutual benefits and transcendental outcomes.

Keywords: Change, Management, Unions, Sustainability