What Are Some Different Change Management Models?


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The most frequent and popular change management models include Kotter's eight-step model, Bridges' transition model or Prosci's ADKAR model. These models attempt to describe and simplify a process of change in business.

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John Kotter's eight practical steps to change an organization fit well especially into a hierarchical corporate structure. Bridges' model strictly distinguishes between a change and a transition. This model emphasizes the transition process and identifies three phases of transition including ending, neutral zone and new beginning.

ADKAR model is one of the few goal-oriented change management models. The word ADKAR represents five basic principles of the model, such as awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforcement.

Roger's technology adoption curve and Kubler-Ross five-stage model are among the other well-known change management models.

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