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Readiness for organizational change: the effects of individual and organizational factors

Mahima Mathur (Department of Retail Management, Prin L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai, India)
Tamanna Kapoor (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto, Canada)
Sanjeev Swami (DEI, Agra, India)

Journal of Advances in Management Research

ISSN: 0972-7981

Article publication date: 7 June 2023

Issue publication date: 10 October 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study proposes to understand the conditions favorable for readiness for organizational change. The analysis helps in proposing managerial interventions that would be useful for change management in an organization.

Design/methodology/approach

The study employs an empirical methodology to investigate the effect of individual and organizational factors on readiness for organizational change. The study has used descriptive research design. Bivariate linear regression is used to test the hypotheses, and multiple regression is used to identify the pertinent factor that affect individual's readiness for organizational change. Thereby, a causal relationship model is proposed, using few pertinent factors which are tested using the structured equation modeling (SEM) technique.

Findings

First, each of the factors independently has a significant effect on readiness for organizational change. Second, the prior experience of change, commitment towards organization and participation in decision-making are the pertinent factors that affect readiness for organizational change. Lastly, commitment towards organization partially mediates the relation between participation in decision-making and readiness for organizational change.

Practical implications

The analysis helps in proposing managerial interventions that would be useful for change management in an organization. It investigates how individual and organizational characteristics influence employees' readiness for organizational change, causing them to adopt the change process.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is one of the first studies that investigates the pertinent individual factors and the organizational factors that affect readiness for organizational change in the context of an emerging economy, India.

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Citation

Mathur, M., Kapoor, T. and Swami, S. (2023), "Readiness for organizational change: the effects of individual and organizational factors", Journal of Advances in Management Research, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 730-757. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAMR-02-2023-0032

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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