Kurt Lewis Change Model

1312 WordsDec 15, 20126 Pages
Kurt lewins change model Its not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent , but the one most responsive to change. (Charles Darwin) Change management has been defined as ‘the process of continually renewing an organization’s direction, structure, and capabilities to serve the ever-changing needs of external and internal customers’ (Moran and Brightman, 2001) .According to Burnes (2004) change is an ever-present feature of organizational life, both at an operational and strategic level. Therefore, there should be no doubt regarding the importance to any organization of its ability to identify where it needs to be in the future, and how to manage the changes required getting there. Consequently, organizational…show more content…
Old behaviours, ways of thinking, processes, people and organizational structures must all be carefully examined to show employees how necessary a change is for the organization to create or maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Change cannot be change for change sake but we change because there exist compelling information about the business that needs a different approach. The unfreezing is normally done by ensuring that awareness is created by circulating the information about the planned change as widely as possible with the aim of motivating them to be receptive to change. Moving stage Lewin recognized that change is a process where the organization must transition or move into this new state of being. This changing step, also referred to as 'transitioning ' or 'moving, ' is marked by the implementation of the change. This is when the change becomes real. It 's also the most difficult stage to undertake especially when the introduced change involve some negative consequences to some employee like in cases of a restructuring retrenchment or merging of department. Its during this stage that most people struggle with the new reality. It is a time marked with uncertainty and fear, making it the hardest step to overcome. During the changing step people begin to learn the new behaviours, processes and ways of thinking. This stage require a lot of coaching and mentoring given that some of the ideas
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