Warner Burke Seven Phase Model
Warner Burke’s Seven Phase Process Model builds on the original action research model.
The seven phase process is used by OD consultants to help client address their personal challenges, team challenges, and organizational challenges, identify needs, develop solutions, and develop a strategic plan and project plan.
Although the process is described as a consecutive flow, frequently it is necessary to return to a previous phase to clarify new issues.
Here are the main steps within the currently accepted model of action research:
3. Data gathering and diagnosis
5. Action planning
6. Selecting and implementing an intervention
7. Post implementation evaluation.