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In organizational change, public professionals ask: “What’s in it for others?”

How does prosocial motivation – the desire to benefit others through the job – influence how professionals respond to organizational change?

Public professionals are characterized by a desire to help others through their work, and are increasingly confronted with public management reforms that alter their daily work. In a new research article with prof. dr. Bram Steijn and dr. Ben S. Kuipers, we therefore assess the relationship between prosocial motivation and commitment to change. Our study is published in Public Management Review, and can be accessed here.