Did you know that the first change management theory was introduced in the 1950s? Change Management is a relatively new field of study and research and it is evolving at a very fast pace.
This episode acts as a primer for the key theories and models that have built the foundation of change management and is great for those who want to learn more about change, and the leading practices out there. I start with Lewin's first model, and talk through the leading methodologies including Kotter's 8 step model, Jeff Hiatt's ADKAR, Bridges - Managing Transitions, Kübler-Ross's change curve and McKinsey's 7S model.
I also touch on the two published "fables" that introduce the concept of change management in story form, "Our Iceberg is Melting" and "Who Moved my Cheese".
I briefly talk about why to apply each model, some pros and cons, and hint at where the practice is going.
All of the references to published works are below, I hope you find this helpful as a primer and intro reading list for the field of Change Management!
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References to Other Work
The Change Curve - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Lewin's Model - (Freeze, Unfreeze, Re-Freeze)
McKinsey on the 7s Model
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Natalia Lobach is the founder and principal of Charthouse Advisory Services