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Purpose – In 2015 the European Group of Organization Studies released a call for papers highlighting poor knowledge of employee imagination in organizations. To address this need, the current study hypothesizes employee imagination consisting of seven conditions common to the organizational experience of Chinese Entrepreneurs. Design/methodology/approach – The current paper reviews the Chinese enterprising context. Cases from China are used to illustrate the effects of proposed conditions and their value for entrepreneurs and innovators in businesses undergoing change. Findings – Employee imagination underpins and conditions how Chinese employees make sense of their organisations and better understand the process of organisational change. From the viewpoint of human resource management, emphasis on coaching and developing imagination enables businesses to stay competitive and adapt to environmental demands such as lack of information, too much information, or the need for new information; Research limitations/implications – The proposed conditions apply to the Chinese context, however, their application to wider contexts is suggested and requires attention. Originality/Value - Theoretically, our research adds new insights to knowledge of a poorly understood organizational behavior topic – employee imagination. Practically, the research findings provide mangers with knowledge of conditions, which could be adopted as powerful tools in facilitating organizational change management.
In this conceptual article we propose that employee imagination comprises of seven conditions. We have critically discussed the nature of each condition and justified why these conditions are important to Chinese entrepreneurs and their business management practices. We used real cases from China to illustrate the effects of the proposed conditions and examine their values and functions in change management contexts. From the viewpoint of human resource management, imagination is argued as a useful resource for managing changes in Chinese business cases. Consequently, coaching and developing imagination is crucial because employees with powerful imagination can enable businesses to stay competitive and adapt to environmental demands. Fundamentally, employee imagination underpins how individuals make sense of their organizations and better understand the process of organizational change. To conclude, our research has added new insights to the knowledge of a poorly understood organizational behavior topic – employee imagination. The research findings also provide mangers with knowledge of conditions, which could be adopted as powerful tools in facilitating organizational change management.