For Lewin, the process of change entails creating the perception that a change is needed, then moving toward the new, desired level of behavior and, finally, solidifying that new behavior as the norm. The goal during the unfreezing stage is to create an awareness of how the status quo, or current level of acceptability, is hindering the organization in some way. The idea is that the more we know about a change and the more we feel that it is necessary and urgent, the more motivated we are to accept the change.
Different Change Models 14 December, Project management is based on a lot of tried and proven tools and techniques. However, as time passes, new tools and techniques come into the profession and, if they are effective, they replace what went before.
But a perennial problem for training companies, like Velopi, is making sure that we present the latest and best recognized thinking on the subject.
For instance, in our Stakeholder Management course, we devote part of the course to change management. For anyone who has dealt with stakeholders, change is something that needs to be carefully introduced and the affected parties have to be guided away from the status quo towards the new position and got to adopt the new way of doing things fully.
Stakeholders need to appreciate that they can no longer continue the way they have been going. But being the sole bearer of this news is not going to convince too many people, so it is important to convert a few key stakeholders to the change and make them evangelists for the cause.
People are more convinced when they get the same message from a variety of sources.
To get people to make a change, they need to see a vision of the future where things are better. To be effective though, that vision needs to be communicated to all the stakeholders.
Step Two is making the change. First off, the people involved need to be empowered to make the change.
We all suffer from this. So training and time to get up to speed are vital. Another aspect of making the change is, if possible, to divide the journey into a series of milestones, where the stakeholders can see genuine progress and are able to take heart from this.
The important thing is to consolidate the change with every step. Finally, we need to institutionalize the change. There is a tendency among stakeholders to revert to prior behaviour once the spotlight is taken off the change initiative.
As an example, a department might adopt rigorous procedures during the course of a quality audit but will return to the old, haphazard way of doing things as soon as the auditors leave the building.
Once everyone is confident in the new approach, the old methods need to be taken out of service. So, if we move from one software package to another, the old package needs to be taken off the system.
Take a look at the eight stages: Create Urgency — this sounds a lot like survival anxiety Form a Powerful Coalition — make sure you are not the only one pushing the change Create a Vision for Change — be clear on what the future state looks like and how it will, ultimately, benefit the stakeholders Communicate the Vision — it is not much use having a clear picture in your mind.
This needs to be imparted to the stakeholders. Allow time for training and experimentation. Once people realize that they are able to do things the new way, they will be more open to the change Create Short-Term Wins — do not try to do everything in one big bang.
Divide the move into milestones, each with a tangible result. Build on the Change — your vision see stage 3 is all well and good, but now that the change is in place, you need to show how things are better.
Compare past performance to current performance and keep an eye on progress until several new products have been launched, or several batches have been processed, so that everyone can see that the initial success was not a flash in the pan.
If we want to do this sort of thing again, the new approach should come instinctively to those who do the work. Now that we are aware of the Kotter model, we can add some more detail to our Lewin model when we explain the three steps.
We can talk about the Kotter stages as follows: Unfreeze — relates to Stages 1 to 4 Transition — relates to Stages 5 to 6 Refreeze — relates to Stages 7 and 8 Despite all the advances, one truth remains constant: So we will stick to the Lewin model.
But, if some scholar in the future can reduce the change process from three to two stages, we will be willing to try it out and use the process of updating the Stakeholder Management course to try it out. By Velopi Seamus Collins.Organizational change does not have to be a complex process.
In fact, Kurt Lewin did it in just three steps. This lesson discusses the three stages of organizational change according to Lewin. 🔥Citing and more! Add citations directly into your paper, Check for unintentional plagiarism and check for writing mistakes.
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Lewin´s 3 step model of change. Kurt Lewin developed a change model involving three steps: unfreezing, changing and refreezing. For Lewin, the process of change entails creating the perception that a change is needed, then moving toward the new, desired level of behavior and, finally, solidifying that new behavior as the norm.