Kotter's New 8 Accelerators for Strategic Change

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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
KOTTER'S ORIGINAL 8-STEP METHOD John Kotter published his “Leading Change” article in the 1995 issue of HBR. He introduces a framework with 8 Change Phases which at the time resonated with many readers: Establish a sense of urgency. Create a coalition. Develop a clear vision. Share the vision. Empower people to clear obstacles. Secure short-term wins. Consolidate and keep moving. Anchor the change. In 1996 he released a book version. In the book preface he states, “Unlike the article, the book has dozens and dozens of examples of what seems to work and what doesn’t. In this sense, it is more hands-on and practical." Kotter’s original eight-step process (1996) is very much top-down and places heavy emphasis on getting the early steps right. Change is seen as linear rather than cyclical, which implies that an idealistic end state can be reached rather than iterated towards. A CHANGED WORLD Since 1996 the pace of change in the business world has sped up greatl (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  srinivas
Lecturer, India
 

Changes at Tendency Level

Tendencies are more powerful than the individual o (...)

  Joy S. Pillejera
Manager, Philippines
 

Change Phases Approach Depends a Lot on Created Sense of Urgency

A lot depends on the leader's “created” sense of u (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Strategic Change at the Organizational Level

@Srinivas: The Inside-Out change model I use start (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Crossing the Chasm (Geoffrey Moore)

@Joy S. Pillejera: In Geoffrey Moore’s book Crossi (...)

  srinivas
Lecturer, India
 

Exploring Further Into the Personal Being

@Wong: You would agree we behave in a particular w (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Personal Beings in a Complex Adaptive System

@Srinivas: I agree that we have a tendency to beha (...)

  srinivas
Lecturer, India
 

Working on Tendencies

@Gary Wong: It seems recent research corroborates (...)

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Vision and Focus

Having been a John Kotter follower for many years, (...)

  Akuru Gabriel
Entrepreneur, Nigeria
 

Strategic Change - 8 Accelerators

Thanks for sharing the article on 8 accelerators f (...)

  Tamas Schauermann
Career Consultant, Hungary
 

Vision, Opportunity and Obstacles as Motivators of Organizational Change

It was interesting to observe, that in the origina (...)

  Towlson
CEO, South Africa
 

Careful with #6. Quick Wins

Be careful with number 6… Quick wins can sometimes (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Careful with Quick Wins in Organizational Change Efforts

@Towlson: I agree, quick wins are powerful motivat (...)

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa
 

Credibility of Kotter's New 8 Accelerators for Strategic Change

Perhaps fiddling with/ "updating" a model or parad (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Models are Partial Representations of the Real World

@Graham Williams: Models are designed to represen (...)

  Sihol Situngkir
 

Kotter's New 8 Accelerators for Strategic Change are Important

It is a critical time to elaborate on organization (...)

  Bjarni S. Jonsson
Business Consultant, Iceland
 

Transparency in the Change Process

I agree with @Jaap de Jonge on quick wins. I think (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Transparency in the Change Process

@Bjarni S. Jonsson: that's a very good point you a (...)

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa
 

No Model can Represent the Real World in all Instances

@Gary Wong: Someone once said that models are like (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

All Models are Wrong

@Graham Williams: I like eminent statistician Geor (...)

  Ivan Kohlinsky
Management Consultant, United Kingdom
 

This Approach Used to Work Well, But I don't Know How it Can Cope with the 'modern World

I am familiar with this approach as it used to be (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Handling Negative Destructive Forces

@Ivan Kohlinsky: I believe a modern day practitio (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Kotter Any Real Change from Steps to Accelerators?

No model provides one right answer (for there is n (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Use Accelerators for Speed, Agility and Innovation, Not for Stable Conditions

@Maurice Hogarth: My understanding of "Run the ste (...)

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Change 4 Change????

I am a Kotter fan for a long time and find the new (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Accelerators to Be Concurrent with Current Activities, no Kidding

@Gary, I understand and accept the dual speeds asp (...)

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

How Kotter's New Accelerators Should Be Run Concurrently and Continuously

@Gary and Maurice. In my opinion: Kotter's or (...)

 

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