9.5 Choosing a suitable framework
As you have seen in this section, there is a plethora of theories and models relating to change and how it can be achieved, but no ‘unified’ theory or model exists. It is likely that your organisation’s context, your personal approach and the change you are trying to implement will influence the framework(s) you use. For example, a large institutional change may align better with Kotter, and a smaller technology-supported change may be better served by the ADKAR model. In reality, however, to embed a change successfully, it may be necessary to use several models together in more of a hybrid approach.
Activity 15 Choosing the change management framework for your context
Think about the change you identified in Activity 2. Which change management framework would you consider using for that change? Why would that be the best fit for you/your organisation? Which do you feel more comfortable with?
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As a change manager, developing your understanding and learning from others is an essential skill for ensuring successful change management. It is useful to build a toolkit that you can draw on, such as the frameworks in this section, and also consider your own personal development going forward. Resources such as The change management podcast | University of South Wales [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] can provide useful insights into how to approach change initiatives for the future.