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ERIC Number: ED535400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-24
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Readiness for Change. White Paper
Howley, Caitlin
ICF International (NJ1)
This white paper by ICF International's Caitlin Howley discusses commonalities and differences among various understandings of readiness and highlights conceptualizations of readiness for change in selected change models. How leaders can use such theories to best to prepare their organizations--and the people enlivening them--for new ways of achieving goals is also addressed. Individuals and organizations undertake change for a variety of reasons--to improve the human condition, increase efficiency and productivity, respond to new or altered social and political contexts and priorities, achieve personal or collective goals, or correct earlier missteps. Across a variety of markets and disciplines, readiness for reform or organizational change is an important predictor of how successfully new policies, programs, or practices will be implemented. (Contains 47 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ICF International