↓ Skip to main content

A theory of organizational readiness for change

Overview of attention for article published in Implementation Science, October 2009
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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

Citations

dimensions_citation
906 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
2906 Mendeley
citeulike
3 CiteULike
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
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

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.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 39 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 2,906 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 20 <1%
United Kingdom 9 <1%
Malaysia 5 <1%
Canada 5 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Uganda 3 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Portugal 3 <1%
Other 29 <1%
Unknown 2822 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 801 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 413 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 260 9%
Researcher 241 8%
Student > Bachelor 191 7%
Other 523 18%
Unknown 477 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 625 22%
Social Sciences 444 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 331 11%
Psychology 235 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 196 7%
Other 513 18%
Unknown 562 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 49. 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 July 2021.
All research outputs
#655,025
of 21,365,584 outputs
Outputs from Implementation Science
#89
of 1,683 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,139
of 140,275 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Implementation Science
#1
of 7 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,365,584 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,683 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 140,275 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 7 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them