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Why Is Change So Hard?
change /Chānj/ verb: make or become different noun: the act or instance of making or becoming different. Change, transformation, alteration ... however one may choose to name it, can be seen all around us.

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Pre-Contemplation

In this stage of change, individuals are aware of the behavioral change they desire; however, they have no conscious intention of altering their behavior. They may be strongly influence...

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Contemplation

In this stage of change, an individual acknowledges the problem and begins an internal debate about pursuing change. A lot of time may be spent in this stage as many may not be ready to comm...

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Preparation

In this stage of change, individuals commit to the intention of changing in the immediate future and have accepted the costs and benefits. What determines the success of an individual in thi...

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Action

In this stage of change, individuals move from planning to doing and have been making significant behavioral changes for a while. Here we make substantial adjustments to our relationshi...

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Maintenance

In this stage, the change has been established for the past six months and the threat of returning to old behaviors becomes less intense or frequent.

There is always a chance of relaps...

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Change is a process

... not an event. The transtheoretical model (TTM) presupposes that at any given time, a person is in one of five stages of change: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance.

Each stage is a preparation for the next one, so you mustn't hurry through or skip stages.

Precontemplation

At this stage, you have no conscious intention of making a change. People in this stage tend to avoid reading, talking, or thinking about unhealthy behavior. However, their awareness and interest may be sparked by outside influences.

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The Stages of Change

  1. Precontemplation: Not ready. Not now.
  2. Contemplation: Maybe soon — thinking about it.
  3. Preparation: Ready, taking small steps.
  4. Action: ...

Organizational change management (OCM)

It refers to any event or program an enterprise undertakes that causes major disruption to daily operations.

Organizational change management ensures that the new processes resulting f...

Benefits of change management

Change management reduces the risk that a new system or other change will be rejected by the enterprise.

By itself, it does not reduce costs or increase sales. Instead, it increases the teamwork required for the enterprise accept the change and operate more efficiently.

Requirements for change management success

  • The right executive sponsor: responsible for developing the case for change and obtaining the necessary OCM resources.
  • Cultural willingness to adapt and change:  all organizations resist change to some degree.
  • Individual willingness to change: individuals must be willing to examine new information and adopt new behaviors and approaches.
  • Rewards and consequences: major changes need to be reinforced by rewards and consequences.

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