Somayeh Nikyar, Roya Afrasiabi, Mahbubeh Soleimanpur Omran


The main purpose of the present study was to investigate and identify the relationship between managers’ strategic thinking style and staff’s readiness-for-change. As for its nature, this study is considered as ‘applied’ research and methodologically it is descriptive-correlational. The population of the study was composed of 150 subjects where, based on Morgan and Krejcie scale, 110 subjects were randomly sampled out. To collect the required data, the researcher applied the most effective instrument- the questionnaire. The validity of both questionnaires was approved by the experts in the field and their reliability was calculated through Cronbach Alpha, where it was 0.870 for the strategic thinking questionnaire and 0.902 for the readiness-for-change one. T0 analyze the data, the researcher used descriptive statistics, Pearson Correlation, and Linear Regression. The results of the study showed that there was a significantly positive and direct relationship between managers’ strategic thinking style and staff’s readiness-for-change. Therefore, it can be concluded that managers with strategic thinking style are required in an organization so that they can explore the factors effective on its performance and by analyzing them; they can appreciate the environment properly in order to identify the opportunities and make correct decisions. 


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