Change and Implementation at a Glance: Readiness

For a summary of the key takeaways and steps of assessing readiness as part of a change and implementation process.

Publication year: 2018
Capacity Building Center for States


When organizational readiness is high, effective implementation of a new program is more likely; when readiness is low, change efforts are more likely to fail (Dymnicki, et al, 2014). Assessing and building readiness are an essential part of a successful change and implementation process.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States (2018). Change and Implementation at a Glance: Readiness. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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