M3D2: Change Readiness
Discuss how an organization assesses its readiness for change, including any tools or strategies it can utilize to determine the most opportune time to change itself.
M3D2: Change Readiness
The essence of change readiness in an organization entails the enhancement of the company to assess its preparedness of the conditions, resources, capabilities, and attitudes, at all levels of the organization to implement change successfully. The enhancement of change readiness is a crucial entity in an organization to determine when the change should be implemented and how to go about the process.
In the determination of change readiness, an organization to be able to define the scope of the proposed change effectively. This is to determine the preparedness of the key stakeholders in the organization in bracing and gearing to implement the change in the organization (Hallgrimsson, 2008). As well, an organization must select the tools and resources required to initiate, sustain, and successfully implement the change process. Also, a thorough analysis of the assessment of relevant dimensions of the context of change is essential to correctly determine the degree of preparedness at every aspect of an organization. Lastly, an organization must give an analysis summary of the readiness to engage in a change process (Weiner, 2009). The analysis summary should be simple, e.g., Not ready at all; Partially ready, or Fully ready, and, in turn, put in place measures required to implement change successfully.
The best tool or strategy for the assessment of the most opportune time to introduce change to enhance the organization’s readiness and preparedness entails the use of Survey Questionnaire on employees (Lehman, et al., 2002). The workers respond to a Survey Questionnaire in the process of determining their attitude and readiness to induce a change in an organization. The Survey Questionnaire helps the organization to identify its weaknesses and vulnerabilities, hence, allocate resources to advance its capacity to improve change readiness.
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Lehman, W. E., Greener, J. M., & Simpson, D. D. (2002). Assessing organizational readiness for change. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 22(4), 197-209.
Weiner, B. J. (2009). A theory of organizational readiness for change. Implementation science, 4(1),