Accession Number:

ADA415271

Title:

The Development of an Integrated Measure of Readiness for Change Instrument and its Application on ASC/PK

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Feb 2002-Mar 2003

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

Organizations are continually forced to implement changes due to a myriad of external and internal influences, Despite the fact that organizations are predominantly in a perpetual state of change, recent research has shown that nearly 75 that have initiated large-scale change efforts have not realized the significant organizational improvements that were intended, As a preemptive measure, organizational managers are being encouraged to gauge their organizations readiness prior to implementing change initiatives, Unfortunately, over 40 unique instruments currently exist that purport to measure some aspect of readiness, Because of limited perspective, no one instrument has emerged as the standard and they are often used inappropriately without regard to the psychometric properties involved, The purpose of this study was to analyze the existing instruments available to measure readiness and integrate those that have empirically demonstrated reliability, utility, and validity into a new synergistic instrument that can be utilized across various research disciplines, The comprehensive instrument was then utilized on the Aeronautical Systems Commands Contracting Directorate, which is currently implementing several Knowledge Management initiatives designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization by leveraging the shared knowledge of its members, The results of the study indicate that members of ASCPK have a generally positive attitude toward Knowledge Management initiatives, In addition, the comprehensive change model being tested fit the data,

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE