Adkar Model and Kotter’s 8 Step Change Model

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Adkar Model

The models of change that I have chosen to describe are the ADKAR model and Kotter’s 8 step change model. The ADKAR model is mainly used to help identify and drive change as well as a tool to understand any gaps that are needed to strengthen along the change process. It is also a useful framework for planning change within an organization, before implementation, and in the execution phase of the change management process. This process begins with five key goals that are the basis of the model; awareness of the need to change, desire to participate and support the change, knowledge of how to change, ability to implement the change on a daily basis, and reinforcement to keep the change in place. Each step in the ADKAR model
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At this stage you examine the progress that has been made and if there are any obstacles getting in the way. Make sure that everything that you have put into place is in line with your vision and recognize and reward those people that have helped make change happen. The sixth step is to create short term wins. You want to create short term goals that are achievable and reward the people that helped you meet the targets. The seventh step is to build on the change. Success is wonderful but it is not meant to comfortable. It is necessary to analyze the situation and see if anything needs improvement and continues to build on to the momentum. Lastly the eighth step is to anchor the changes in corporate culture. Your changes must show in every aspect of the business as well as the support of leadership must remain. It is important to recognize people for their contributions with reward and positive feedback. Put leadership training into place and allow a variety of people to have that role to keep things fresh. In conclusion having a vision, powerful leadership, quick wins and a continuous building of momentum can support the change and become a part of your organizational culture.
The Lewin model is a great model to manage the change process for an organization. This model has a three stage process of change that is Unfreeze, Change, and Refreeze and is sometimes referenced as changing the shape of a block of ice. There are many people that do not adjust