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Personal resilience is critical during change. Resilience in physics is about elasticity, buoyancy, the ability to return, often stronger to the original shape. In Biology, it is about survival of the fittest (Darwinism). This concept can be used within change management as whilst the environment...

The model below illustrates the emotional or psychological states we pass through during change.  We all go through this curve at different speeds.  The thinking amongst change psychologists is that we ALL pass through this curve during change.  Knowing where we are and why can...

John Kotter, leadership and change management professor at Harvard Business School, introduced his ground-breaking 8-Step Change Model in his 1995 book, “Leading Change”. Built on the work of Kurt Lewin, the model sets out the 8 key steps of the changes process, arguing that neglecting...

Kurt Lewin is one of the earliest change thinkers that is still referred to today and his ‘Three Step Change Model’ laid the foundations for modern day change theory. In fact, John Kotter’s 8-step change model, one of the most famous change management models, is...

The Performance and Change Model, developed in 1992 by two organisational change consultants, is a tool used to understand an organisation’s component parts and how they relate to each other in a time of change. A common reason for a change initiative failing is all areas...

SIPOC diagrams are an excellent tool to use at the very beginning of a change strategy. Too often change leaders initiate the change process without sufficient planning, and the change is destined to fail before it has begun. Alternatively, the change can still be successful...

When preparing an organisation for a change initiative there are many mistakes which are often made. Change initiatives often fail due to a lack of preparation, and hence never had a chance of succeeding. One common mistake is to treat the initiative in isolation from...

Due to rapid and unpredictable changes to the economic and political environments, traditional long-term planning methods have become less effective in recent years. For this reason, scenario planning, whereby various future scenarios are predicted and planned for, has become a popular approach. The ideal outcome...

Not only does a successful change strategy require good planning, but also the drive of a good leader. Change leadership is a specific type of leadership that is required to ensure a change strategy is supported throughout the organisation and everyone understands what is trying...

Getting your team, stakeholders, senior management etc. on board during the change process is commonly cited as the secret to making the change initiative a success. For this reason, leaders who can encourage their peers to not only accept change, but embrace a change initiative,...