Un-Readiness for Change
Too many initiatives
happening at once.
Past problems – miscommunicated or botched
A belief that the
initiative is not good
for the organization.
the change effort.
The belief that if people
keep their heads
down, "this too shall
Groups of people or key
individuals opposed to
The belief that there
is no need for
about the change
Stages of Change
Shock stage: Initial paralysis at hearing the bad news.
Denial stage: Trying to avoid the inevitable.
Anger stage: Frustrated outpouring of bottled-up emotion.
Bargaining stage: Seeking in vain for a way out.
Depression stage: Final realization of the inevitable.
Testing stage: Seeking realistic solutions.
Acceptance stage: Finally finding the way forward.
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more
perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success
than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order
of things." Niccalo Machiavelli,
Common Characteristics of
Successful Change Efforts