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A theory of organizational readiness for change

Overview of attention for article published in Implementation Science, October 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
38 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
googleplus
5 Google+ users

Citations

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555 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
1934 Mendeley
citeulike
3 CiteULike
Title
A theory of organizational readiness for change
Published in
Implementation Science, October 2009
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-4-67
Pubmed ID
Authors

Bryan J Weiner, Weiner BJ

Abstract

Change management experts have emphasized the importance of establishing organizational readiness for change and recommended various strategies for creating it. Although the advice seems reasonable, the scientific basis for it is limited. Unlike individual readiness for change, organizational readiness for change has not been subject to extensive theoretical development or empirical study. In this article, I conceptually define organizational readiness for change and develop a theory of its determinants and outcomes. I focus on the organizational level of analysis because many promising approaches to improving healthcare delivery entail collective behavior change in the form of systems redesign--that is, multiple, simultaneous changes in staffing, work flow, decision making, communication, and reward systems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 21 1%
United Kingdom 9 <1%
Canada 5 <1%
Malaysia 5 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Uganda 3 <1%
South Africa 3 <1%
Portugal 3 <1%
Other 30 2%
Unknown 1848 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 591 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 319 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 191 10%
Researcher 187 10%
Student > Bachelor 127 7%
Other 355 18%
Unknown 164 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 432 22%
Social Sciences 363 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 269 14%
Psychology 174 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 148 8%
Other 329 17%
Unknown 219 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 51. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2020.
All research outputs
#373,823
of 14,253,819 outputs
Outputs from Implementation Science
#62
of 1,424 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,287
of 120,993 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Implementation Science
#1
of 15 outputs
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