Add Unlearning to Kotter's Change Phase Model

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Add Unlearning to Kotter's Change Phase Model
KK Verma, Director, India, Member
Even when a lot has been discussed about why change process don't succeed and various points have been outlined, but I feel that the power of unlearning has been left out in all these discussion so far. Even Kotter's change theory does not talk about unlearning, which could be an essential step to achieve change.
When we talk about the change phase model, I advise to include unlearning. Unlearning can be achieved through seven factors:
1. Thinking and action - unlearn old and outdated way of thinking, your action will change.
2. Aspirations - there is a need to avoid multitasking and focus on bigger issues to achieve desired change.
3. Relationships - in today's networked world, we need to develop new relationships with people and environment. We need to unlearn the old ones.
4. Religion - we should not allow God to come in between achieving desired change. We must try to understand God in current perspective for change.
5. Hierarchy - change...Sign up

Adding Unlearning Into the Change Phase Model
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Hi KK, I find your comment really interesting. How and where would you position unlearning in Kotter's 8 phases?...Sign up

Change Phase Model Needs a Change
KK Verma, Director, India, Member
@Jaap de Jonge (Editor): from my point of view, in the change phase model, we need to replace the current "5. Empowe...Sign up

Unlearning in Kotters Change Phases
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Thanks KK, interesting... Indeed old habits, customs, things etc. can be a major obstacle for change. And indeed unlearning can be a valuable approach...Sign up

Unlearning Could Be Used in Every Walk of Life
KK Verma, Director, India, Member
I have lot of regards for change phase model given by Kotters.
These eight steps enumerated by him are handy in achieving change whether in orga...Sign up


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