Start honest discussions, and give dynamic and convincing reasons to get people talking and thinking. Request support from customers, outside stakeholders and industry people to strengthen your argument.
Change has become a necessity so that business processes can be optimized repeatedly. Change Management is a practice that is followed by most project managers and team leaders in an organization to enable changes in that organization.
Creating Urgency Timely deliverables are important in project management. According to Kotter, it becomes necessary to develop a sense of urgency in the organization so as to ensure that the work is done on time. A sense of urgency can be created among employees by a project manager though the following: Explaining the importance of the project and the value of timely execution associated with it.
Identification of project based risks and providing a detailed plan on mitigating those risks. Discussing how to bring change in the execution of a project and who will be responsible to bring those changes.
Forming Coalitions Team work is a necessary aspect of project management. Lack of leadership in guiding team members would lead to a decrease in productivity among the team members. According to Kotter, forming a coalition in the organization is critical as it helps in successful execution of projects.
Powerful coalition can be built if the following are practiced by project managers: Forming teams which have a balanced skill set, useful for executing projects.
Identifying key personnel from the teams and electing them as leaders. Give the decision making power to the leaders and monitor their activities.
Creating the Change Vision Project managers should develop necessary reasons for bringing in change while executing a project.
Enforcing change without a vision is not considered to be good practice in project management. According to Kotter, productivity will be increased between the team members and the manager if a manager creates a change vision and acts on it. The following characteristics are essential while developing a change vision: The change which will be brought should be in interest with the stakeholders of a project.
The vision created should be desirable and also should be imaginable by the stakeholders. It should be feasible to implement and communicable to the stakeholders. Change should be focused and flexible. It should also undergo minor adjustments if found necessary.
Communicating the Change Vision Multiple obstacles arise when a project manager tries to bring change while executing an existing project.
One such obstacle is from the team members. According to Kotter, obstacles arising from the team members can be avoided by communicating the reasons behind the change.
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Published: Mon, 5 Dec Change is the word that best described of the modern societies and culture. Change occurred in almost every aspects of life. Change presses us out from our comfort zone.
November , Macbeth. Macbeth, set primarily in Scotland, mixes witchcraft, prophecy, and murder. Three "Weïrd Sisters" appear to Macbeth and his comrade Banquo after a battle and prophesy that Macbeth will be king and that the descendants of Banquo will also reign.
Kotter's 8-Step Change Model Implementing change powerfully and successfully Change is the only constant. - Heraclitus, Greek philosopher What was true more than . In my opinion, Kotter's model is a bit more detailed, but the 8 steps could probably be categorised into Lewin's three steps of unfreeze, change, refreeze.
One must also keep in mind that Lewin's model originates from the 's, . Kotter's 8-Step Change Model Implementing change powerfully and successfully Change is the only constant.
- Heraclitus, Greek philosopher What was true more than two thousand years ago is just as true today.