Change management is the practice of transforming the organization from the current state to a new state to achieve expected benefits such as improvement in performance. This structured approach includes the application of knowledge, skills, methodologies, processes and tools. The need for change has various causes including the dissatisfaction with the current situation or the necessity of adapting to new challenges. The change process begins with a clear vision, executed through a strategic framework, and has an impact on the organization and the people within it.
The following map provides a comprehensive list of essential change management tools that can be applied in any organizational context. Proficiency in employing these tools is crucial for facilitating effective organizational change. Change management, however, is a broader discipline that involves more advanced models and frameworks. These include the change curve, maturity audits, contingency plans, ADKAR analysis, Kotter’s 8-Step change model, Lewin’s Change Model, McKinsey 7S Framework, and culture mapping.