Change readiness is the ability to continuously initiate and respond to change in ways that create advantage, minimize risk, and sustain performance. Change readiness is one of most crucial parts of change management. The scholars of change management found correlation between change readiness and successful change management.
Change readiness is a still a subjective concept because still research lack clarity on scientific method to measure organization’s willingness to go on journey of change. However, change readiness can be defined as what extent an organization is confident to take on change.
Managing and implementing change is always complex and it requires a complete preparation before embarking on the initiative of change. Assessment of this preparation is important because of mainly two reasons.
First, it provides an opportunity to mitigate the risks associated with implementation of change. The assessment of change readiness may identify some fault lines which need to be fixed before starting change.
Second, the assessment of change readiness gives in-depth analysis of all the component of change and it gives a better picture of entire plan of change. It actually strengthens the process of preparation by identifying solutions to the problems which may damage the change initiative.
Chances of success are greater if commitment and resolve of everyone involved in change is higher. But assessment of commitment and attitude is difficult because it these values are subjective. It varies from one person to another. However, by asking the right kinds of questions this assessment can be helpful towards knowing change readiness.
Ideally, there should be a team or individual outside of organization who are tasked with assessing change readiness. Since this assessment is a research on its own way so there are two research methods to collect data- qualitative and quantitative method. Using these two methods will ensure authenticity of assessment.
Quantitative method refers to undertaking opinion survey from stakeholders and employees. On the other hand, qualitative method is about taking insights from stakeholders, senior management to mid managers on change.
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