Bassem Emile Maamari - 0000-0003-1294-6840; Beverley McNally - 0000-0003-4088-9564

Article Type

Research Article


Neglecting an organization’s readiness for change may have far-reaching influence on the success of a change process. This study investigates two factors that impact organizational change success, leadership and job satisfaction. The aim of study is to examine the relationship between transformational leadership, job satisfaction, and change readiness in the Saudi petrochemical industry context. The results reveal that change readiness increases job satisfaction of employees when leaders apply the principles of transformational leadership. The findings have implications for HR practitioners in designing leadership development programs to ensure job satisfaction, better and desired outcomes from an organizational change program.


Change Readiness; Change Management; Transformational Leadership; Job Satisfaction; Saudi Petrochemical Industry