Organizational Readiness for Change: What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Need to Know

  • Bryan J. WeinerEmail author
  • Alecia S. Clary
  • Stacey L. Klaman
  • Kea Turner
  • Amir Alishahi-Tabriz


This chapter takes stock of what we know, what we think we know, and what we need to know about organizational readiness for change. Based on a review of the literature in health and other fields, the chapter critically appraises how organizational readiness has been conceptualized and measured and synthesizes research findings on the determinants and outcomes of readiness. Directions for future theory and research are suggested.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryan J. Weiner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alecia S. Clary
    • 2
  • Stacey L. Klaman
    • 3
  • Kea Turner
    • 2
  • Amir Alishahi-Tabriz
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Global Health and Health ServicesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health Policy and ManagementUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Department of Maternal and Child HealthUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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