Readiness for Implementation
Tangible and immediate indicators of organizational commitment to its decision to implement an intervention.
Tangible and immediate indicators of organizational commitment to its decision to implement an intervention, consisting of three sub-constructs: Leadership Engagement, Available Resources, and Access to Knowledge and Information. Implementation readiness is differentiated from implementation climate in the literature by its inclusion of specific tangible and immediate indicators of organizational commitment to its decision to implement an intervention.
The term “readiness for change” has a broad range of conceptualizations in the literature. Simpson and colleagues developed an organizational readiness for change measurement instrument that includes 18 organizational domains . The PARiHS model describes readiness for change in terms of setting, culture, leadership, and evaluation . Greenhalgh et al. include tension for change, innovation-systems fit, assessing implications, support and advocacy, time and resources, and capacity to evaluate in their “system readiness for innovation” domain [4, page 607-608]. In addition, both the PARiHS model and Greenhalgh et al. describe “receptivity for change;” a related but not synonymous term. In the PARiHs model, it is included as a domain in the inner setting that indicates readiness for change while Greenhalgh et al. present “receptive context for change” as a general feature of organizations that include six over-arching constructs (e.g. strong leadership; page 607).
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- Rycroft-Malone J, A., Kitson G, Harvey B, McCormack K, Seers AT, Estabrooks C: Ingredients for change: revisiting a conceptual framework. (Viewpoint). Quality and Safety in Health Care 2002, 11:174-180.
- Kitson AL, Rycroft-Malone J, Harvey G, McCormack B, Seers K, Titchen A: Evaluating the successful implementation of evidence into practice using the PARIHS framework: theoretical and practical challenges.Implement Sci 2008, 3:1.
- Greenhalgh T, Robert G, Macfarlane F, Bate P, Kyriakidou O: Diffusion of innovations in service organizations: systematic review and recommendations. Milbank Q 2004, 82:581-629.