Choi, Kyung-Eun (Anna) ORCID: 0000-0001-5533-7450, Lindert, Lara ORCID: 0000-0002-9332-7824, Schlomann, Lara and Pfaff, Holger ORCID: 0000-0001-9154-6575 (2022). I'll leave that to the case managers. Healthcare Service Providers' Perceptions of Organizational Readiness for Change in a Randomized Controlled Trial-A Qualitative Analysis Exploring Implementation Success. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19 (9). BASEL: MDPI. ISSN 1660-4601

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Up to 50% of unsuccessful implementations of organizational change are due to a lack of organizational readiness for change (ORC). This qualitative study aims to investigate the experiences of occupational physicians (OPs) and staff of test and training centers (ETTCs) with team effectiveness in the context of ORC. The change setting is the implementation of a new occupational health program in a multicentric randomized controlled trial for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in Germany. Two rounds of expert interviews with OPs (1st round: n = 10, 2nd round: n = 13) and one round of expert interviews with ETTCs (n = 9) were conducted and analyzed with a deductive-inductive procedure. The focus of the analysis was the assessment of change commitment and change efficacy, as well as their influence on general ORC on a collective level according to Weiner's model (2009). Differential critical assessment of change by the care providers led to a missing collective change commitment and consequently to a missing organizational change commitment. Main inhibiting factors include lacking feedback about (e.g., recruitment) success, limited time resources of and narrow communication between responsible study staff, along with a low rate of utilization and limited adherence of the study population. Main facilitators include standardized procedures and documentation along with easy-access digital tools. Researchers may use the findings to improve the development of new intervention studies, especially in a randomized setting.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Choi, Kyung-Eun (Anna)
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-668021
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19095782
Journal or Publication Title: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Volume: 19
Number: 9
Date: 2022
Publisher: MDPI
Place of Publication: BASEL
ISSN: 1660-4601
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
INTERVENTIONS; FOCUSMultiple languages
Environmental Sciences; Public, Environmental & Occupational HealthMultiple languages


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