In the United States, there are five change management models that dominate business philosophy. Designed by Kurt Lewin in the 1950s, the Lewin model remains incredibly popular because of its simplicity. The Lewin model is a three-step process that he labeled the Unfreeze, Change, and Refreeze phases.
Businesses must react to the ever-evolving needs of the market and their consumers, and change management models allow companies to make the change with as little disruption as possible. Finding the right model for the business, its staff, and it’s strategic needs is a task for an experienced manager or decision-maker.
For your business to survive it will need to evolve. For it to evolve, you need to make changes. Without a change management model, the success of those changes is up to nothing more than hope and dumb luck.