Business and Management
Submitted By lgh2704
Organizational Readiness for Change: A Case Study on Change Readiness in a Manufacturing Company in Indonesia
Managing Partner, The Jakarta Consulting Group Faculty of Economics, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Alfonsus B. Susanto
ABSTRACT In today’s environment, changes are compulsory for an organization in order to survive and stay competitive. Although, planned change is intended to make the organization more effective and efficient, resistance from members of the organization are expected as they foresee potential threats that can affect their future. Therefore, readiness for change from the members of the organization is a critical factor in successful change implementation. This paper discusses the aspects of organizational readiness for change which consist of perception toward change efforts, vision for change, mutual trust and respect, change initiatives, management support, acceptance, and how the organization manage the change process. This paper is also supported by a case study from a manufacturing company in Indonesia Keywords: change readiness, perception toward change efforts, vision for change, mutual trust and respect, change initiatives, management support, acceptance, managing change. INTRODUCTION Because of increasingly dynamic environments, organizations are continually confronted with the need to implement changes in strategy, structure, process, and culture. Many factors contribute to the effectiveness with which such organizational changes are implemented. One such factor is readiness for change. Readiness is reflected in the organizational members’ beliefs, attitudes, and intentions regarding the extent to which changes are needed and the organization’s capacity to successfully make those changes. It is the cognitive precursor to the behaviors of either resistance to, or support for, a change effort (Amenakis, et al.,…...