ABSTRACT The purpose of the study is to empirically examine the relationships between key sets of variables known to influence the successful implementation of change management necessitated due to implementation of incremental or radical changes in Government owned manufacturing organizations. The sets of variables are confined to management related barriers. Primary survey data has been collected from public sector companies, defense organizations, academicians, management consultants. The study examines the inter-correlations among the variables representing barriers to change; and identify underlying constructs by using factor analysis approach. This would provide a useful framework in developing strategies for an effective absorption of changes in Government organizations. Keywords: Change management, BPR principles, TQM principles, Management barriers, Organization culture, and Factor analysis, Public sector companies.