Change Readiness: A Multilevel Review

Rafferty, Alannah E., Jimmieson, Nerina L. and Armenakis, Achilles A. (2013) Change Readiness: A Multilevel Review. Journal of Management, 39 1: 110-135. doi:10.1177/0149206312457417

Author Rafferty, Alannah E.
Jimmieson, Nerina L.
Armenakis, Achilles A.
Title Change Readiness: A Multilevel Review
Journal name Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0149-2063
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/0149206312457417
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 110
End page 135
Total pages 26
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The authors conducted a theoretical review of the change readiness literature and identified two major limitations with this work. First, while there is substantial agreement about the key cognitions that underlie change readiness, researchers have not examined the affective element of this attitude. Second, researchers have not adopted a multilevel perspective when considering change readiness. The authors address these limitations and argue that it is important to incorporate affect into definitions of the change readiness construct and also when measuring this construct. They then develop a multilevel framework that identifies the antecedents and consequences of individual, work group, and organizational change readiness. Next, the authors outline the theoretical processes that lead to the development of individual and collective change readiness. They then review theoretical and empirical evidence to identify the antecedents of change readiness at the three levels of analysis. Finally, the authors identify a number of suggestions to guide future research seeking to adopt a multilevel approach to change readiness.
Keyword Readiness for change
Multilevel framework
Antecedents of change readiness
Outcomes of change readiness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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