Lewin’s Change Management Model Understanding the Three Stages of Change

In the article, the author has given a description of the three step change management model which developed by Kurt Lewin in 1940. This model is also known as the’ Unfreeze-Change-defreeze model.’ The author states that even though this model was developed in 1940, it is still very effective. The author further goes on to describe the three different stages, which state that the individuals who are impacted by the change must be motivated about the entire issue.

When these individuals are motivated and prepared to accept the change, then only should the change be implemented. The duration of the implementation process can contain a few highs and lows. The change may have a negative influence on some individuals. Once the change has been accepted and integrated, then it should be  refrozen that is established.

The author describes that  a few people might question the necessity of refreezing in a world which changes constantly. However, refreezing is important since it gives stability and creates platform from which the next change can be effected. The 3 steps have been explained in a unique and interesting manner – fitting a cube of ice into the mould of a cone.

After reviewing the article, the researcher has observed that the author has explained the 3 steps of Lewin’s Change Management Model in a manner that is easy to understand. Still, the researcher feels that the each individual step is not elaborated upon clearly – this might seem a bit confusing for some individuals. 

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