Change is hard. Supporting individuals as they navigate their change journey helps to ensure people are prepared and equipped for the change (pre- and post- change implementation).

The application of a change methodology can assist the change leader to increase change initiative adoption rates. In addition, a change management methodology can:

  • Provide proven guidelines and best practices to help the team/unit/department or university through the process of planning and implementing the change
  • Position employees to adopt new behaviours, skills and values
  • Encourage innovation
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Promote a shared common vision amongst employees

There are a number of change management models organizations turn to for inspiration. Each model walks through a variety of ‘phases’ or ‘stages’ that need to be completed in order for the change to be successfully realized. Examples include: