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Changes are imperative to organizations in today’s competitive and fast moving society. Organization development focuses on successful change strategies. The readiness level may affect employee change perception and behavior to allow for positive outcomes. The purpose of this research is to examine how various concepts of positive psychology such as the resources of psychological capital (PsyCap) impact employee readiness for change and how practitioners of organization development can benefit from the use of positive psychology in organizational change. Findings indicate that resources of psychological capital (PsyCap) such as hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism positively influence change readiness and demonstrate positive change strategy for organizational change.