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01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

BMC Health Services Research 1/2018

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

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BMC Health Services Research > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Kathryn von Treuer, Gery Karantzas, Marita McCabe, David Mellor, Anastasia Konis, Tanya E. Davison, Daniel O’Connor
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The online version of this article (https://​doi.​org/​10.​1186/​s12913-018-2832-4) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Abstract

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.
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Additional file 1: Organisational Readiness for Changes in Aged Care Questionnaire (DOCX 102 kb)
12913_2018_2832_MOESM1_ESM.docx
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