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Change management models and techniques

Change management models and techniques

There are many popular change management models, frameworks and techniques that you can use as a change manager. This article covers just some of them. Some of them can work on an organisational level, whilst some only work for individuals.

You can learn about most of these models in detail on a Change Management course.

Change management models

Kurt Lewin’s three stage model

Lewin’s model is a simple one. You can use it on change projects which have both small and large groups of stakeholders. Read more details about Lewin’s model with infographic here.

John Kotter’s eight step model

Kotter’s 8-step model is suitable for large change initiatives in complex organisations. Read more details about Kotter’s model with infographic here.

Peter Senge’s biological metaphors

Peter Senge talks about profound change in organisations using biological and ecological metaphors. Read more details about Senge’s model with infographic here.

The Satir change management model

Virginia Satir was an author and therapist. Satir's model helped people improve their lives by transforming the way they see and express themselves. For individual change initiatives in organisations, Satir’s model helps in that regards.

The ADKAR® model

Jeff Hiatt is an entrepreneur who created the ADKAR® model. This resulted from his research into business process restructuring. He believed that the key for successful change was the human factor.

Change management techniques

There are numerous change management techniques you can use during the change process. The McKinsey 7-S model is one. It is a technique used by change managers and business analysts alike, since it helps to implement change

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