Determining Organizational Readiness

All too often, project managers downplay—or fail to understand—the importance of assessing organizational readiness for change: the ability and willingness of an organization to shift from its current way of operating to a new way of doing things. Assessing organizational readiness becomes particularly critical before implementing large-scale transformation projects.

All project managers should conduct an organizational readiness assessment in the early stages of their initiatives:

1. It allows them to understand the barriers they will face when implementing the project.

2. It helps them strategize ...

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