Journal of Business & Economic Policy

ISSN 2375-0766 (Print), 2375-0774 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jbep

Managers´ Readiness for Organizational Change: Exploring the Intercultural Competence Connection
Victoria E. Erosa, José L. Vallejo García

In Global business environments influenced by technology dynamic life cycles, structural organizational changes are frequently required to take advantage from new business opportunities, being top level managers´ readiness for change a core issue for organizations. This paper presents results of a research project conducted to gain understanding in regard of which of the Intercultural Competences structural components influence manager´s readiness for organizational change. Using a unique and innovative analysis lens resulting from combining Organizational Readiness construct from the Organizational Behavior (OB) arena with the Professional Competences approach from the Education Sciences field,and data collected from 557 worldwide respondents. Results of quantitative analysis identify eight of the twelve Intercultural Competence components related to Managers´ Readiness for Change, revealing that behavioral-social skills are remarkably relevant as influencing factors in terms of organizational readiness. Findings are considered to be valuable information for HRM policy definitions as well as for managers´ training and education programs development.

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