ASSESSMENT TO THE LEVEL OF ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS FOR CHANGE IN GOVERNMENTAL DIRECTORATES IN ZAKHO INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION
The aim of this study is to assess the level of reediness for change among directors and heads of departments in governmental directorates affiliated with the “Zakho Independent Administration”. More specifically, the research focuses on measuring and assessing four selected dimensions of readiness for change. These are the following: Appropriateness, Management Support, Self-Efficacy, and Personally Beneficial. For this purpose, one hundred and nine (109) directors and heads of departments were selected randomly from governmental directorates in Zakho. The participants were given a pre-structured questionnaire consisting of two parts. The first part was related to the demographic and personal characteristics, while the second part dealt with the change readiness questionnaire using four-dimension model. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse data and achieve research objectives using SPSS (25.0). The results revealed a moderate level of readiness for change, with the mean for the overall change readiness somewhat over the middle of the Five-point Likert scale (3.5 out of 5). Among the four dimensions, Personally Beneficial recorded the highest level. The lowest level, on the other hand, was recorded with Management Support. Finally, the findings also showed that the level of readiness for change did not explain any significant variation based on personal factors.
Organizational Change, Readiness for Change, Governmental Directorates in “Zakho Independent Administration”