Change Management Models: Actionable Ways to Lead Organisational Change To manage change, you must be able to recognize when change is required. To make effective actions and guide people though change you must understand and manage the “human variables”. This will gain support and commitment from those affected by the change.
Kotter’s theory is one of the most popular change management models because it does a great job of establishing a sense of urgency and explaining why change is needed. Where it comes up short is in its lack of feedback from all levels.
According to the change model’s namesake, Kurt Lewin, organizational change management can be broken down into three smaller, more manageable stages: A physicist by trade, Lewin used the example of turning a cube of ice into a cone of ice and applied it to organizational change management.