For the last few months I've been catching up on the latest papers about readiness for change. Mostly there is nothing new - just a confirmation of what we already know. But that doesn't mean it's not useful to check out what others are discovering.
This paper reviews other papers (a sort of not-quite-systematic-but-still-useful review). From this the authors note that climate, attitudes, commitment and capacity are the themes linking most of what they reviewed on the topic. Makes sense to me.
Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012 Summer;6(2):219-26.
Dimensions of community and organizational readiness for change.
Castañeda SF, Holscher J, Mumman MK, Salgado H, Keir KB, Foster-Fishman PG, Talavera GA.