Influential Factors in Individual Readiness for Change

Madsen, Susan R.; John, Cameron R.; Miller, Duane
April 2006
Journal of Business & Management;2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p93
Academic Journal
Effectively managing change is one of the most critical challenges organizations face today. Increasing the readiness for change of employees may be one of the most important interventions an organization can initiate. This study investigated the relationship between an employee's readiness for change and his or her margin in life (MIL). MIL is based on McClusky's (1963) theory of margin and is a theory of adult potential that is based upon the balance adults seek between the amount of energy needed to live and learn and the amount actually available. The survey questionnaire also studied the relationship of various demographics to an employee's MIL. Results suggest there are significant correlations between MIL and readiness for change, age, educational level, and length of time with company.


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