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Change Management

An effectively managed change will lead to a variety of benefits for organisations including;

Change management is about effectively managing change so that all of the parties it affects, are comfortable through each stage of the transition and at the end of the process.

The diagram below shows the four stages in Kurt Lewin's Planned Change Theory, frozen, unfreeze, transition and refreeze

Diagram showing the different states in Lewin's Planned Change Theory

Types Of Change

There are many types of change, Ackerman Development, Transition or transformation; the question of change in organisations (1997)) categorised change as one of three types:

Planned Change

Planned change theory is based on the work of Kurt Lewin who developed the unfreeze - move - refreeze approach to change management. The steps in Lewin's planned change theory is as follows:


Change management is often an active part of implementing projects and ensuring that all project stakeholders are comfortable with the changes that are being implemented. To learn more about project management visit our project management articles

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