Strategic Analysis of Kotter's Eight Stage Process

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The pre-school aims to extend its opening hours from 9am to 12:30pm to a full day operations from 8am to 6:30pm. The planned change will include introducing extracurricular activities and children being provided with meals, rest and sleep periods. The extending of hours will involve substantial change in the way the pre-school operates. New division will be created for food catering and more teachers will be required for the full day pre-school. The changes will affect all the people involved and some may feel insecure or threatened in facing the change. It is natural to feel stressed by the challenge and may resist change. To enable the pre-school to continue to survive and grow the changes are necessary and has to be communicated to…show more content…
In addition, the strategy would be that the staff should feel guided and focused and which can arouse a sense of desire to implement the change. We will employ an approachable and open channel of communication with the staff so they feel they can approach the Principal for guidance. 4. Communicating the Change Vision To gain an understanding and commitment to a change vision, the pre-school will ensure that in addition to the staff, the parents of existing and potential students hear and understand the vision of the pre-school. The vision will be reflected in daily communication, emails, meetings and presentations. Effective visioning requires a willingness to consider all the options and to share information that is needed to develop them (Gill, 2011). Frequent gatherings and meetings will be held to address people’s concerns and anxieties and their queries will be addressed taking an open and honest approach. Every detail and achievement will be tied back to the vision to see if it reflects the vision (Gill, 2011). 5. Empowering Employees for Broad-Based Action The pre-school’s organizational structure should be rearranged to fit the new functions in it. The pre-school would conduct a performance review for every staff and identify if the staff would be eligible for a promotion, a salary rise, a new Job description, or even to check if any training is required. People resisting change will be identified and
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