If you are applying the AIM (Accelerating Implementation Methodology) change management methodology to your transformation or other changes, you can measure what level of readiness you actually have. While resistance to change is natural and inevitable, a thorough analysis of the specific reasons why and how individuals will resist the change project is critical to increasing the probability of implementation success.
One of the common questions that comes up in our change management consulting work is why the organizational climate for transformational change matters. The reason why you need to fully understand your organization's current climate is simply because that is the environment in which you will be implementing the transformation. In common language, "It is what it is."
One of the benefits of the Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) is that it operationalizes many of the theoretical prescriptions you will find in other change management methodologies.