Organizational factors associated with readiness for change in residential aged care settings

Von Treuer, Kathryn, Karantzas, Gery, McCabe, Marita, Mellor, David, Konis, Anastasia, Davison, Tanya E and O'Connor, Daniel 2018, Organizational factors associated with readiness for change in residential aged care settings, BMC health services research, vol. 18, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-2832-4.

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Title Organizational factors associated with readiness for change in residential aged care settings
Author(s) Von Treuer, Kathryn
Karantzas, GeryORCID iD for Karantzas, Gery
McCabe, Marita
Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David
Konis, Anastasia
Davison, Tanya E
O'Connor, Daniel
Journal name BMC health services research
Volume number 18
Article ID 77
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2018-02-01
ISSN 1472-6963
Keyword(s) aged care
organizational climate
organizational readiness for change
transformational leadership
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
health care sciences & services
health promotion
Summary BACKGROUND: Organizational change is inevitable in any workplace. Previous research has shown that leadership and a number of organizational climate and contextual variables can affect the adoption of change initiatives. The effect of these workplace variables is particularly important in stressful work sectors such as aged care where employees work with challenging older clients who frequently exhibit dementia and depression. METHODS: This study sought to examine the effect of organizational climate and leadership variables on organizational readiness for change across 21 residential aged care facilities. Staff from each facility (N = 255) completed a self-report measure assessing organizational factors including organizational climate, leadership and readiness for change. RESULTS: A hierarchical regression model revealed that the organizational climate variables of work pressure, innovation, and transformational leadership were predictive of employee perceptions of organizational readiness for change. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that within aged care facilities an organization's capacity to change their organizational climate and leadership practices may enhance an organization's readiness for change.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-2832-4
Field of Research 1117 Public Health And Health Services
0807 Library And Information Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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