Warner Burke Seven Phase Model

Action Research
Knowledge Center


Nancy Rehbine Zentis
HR Consultant, United States

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:
1. Entry
2. Contracting
3. Data gathering and diagnosis
4. Feedback
5. Action planning
6. Selecting and implementing an intervention
7. Post implementation evaluation.


Jerry Talley
Business Consultant, United States

Seven Phase Model of Burke

The 7-Step model glosses over certain essential features: - It is not only "frequently" cyclical, i... Sign up

Radha Raj

Seven Phase Model on Action Research

The Burke model gives the basic approach to planning and implementation of action research. Especial... Sign up


More on Action Research:
Discussion Topics
Action Research as a Basis for Making Decisions
👀Warner Burke Seven Phase Model
Action Research in Universities
Action Research is About What Works in the Real World
Action Research History. Main Theories
Action Research Takes Place in a COMMUNITY
What is the Influence of Action Research on Organizational Performance?
Action Research for Academic Staff Development
🔥Lewin's Action Research and Change Management
Weaknesses of Action Research
Special Interest Group

Do you know a lot about Action Research? Become our SIG Leader

Action Research
Knowledge Center

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
© 2023 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V16.0 - Last updated: 1-2-2023. All names ™ of their owners.