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Kotter's Eight-Step Change Theory

Leaders can improve the chances for a successful change outcome by following Kotter's eight-step change theory. Pick three of the eight-step change theory components and give an example for each of how leaders can implement it to effect change.

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Step One: Create Urgency

Example: getting more money for salaries in a given department

What you can do:

Identify potential threats, and develop scenarios showing what could happen in the future.
-show what the salaries of competitors are and demonstrate that that if they wanted to "take" any of the employees key to the department it would only make sense for the employees to leave
-show the effect that loosing certain employees who need a raise would have on productivity for the department
-if any competitors are looking to expand you should also highlight this to make the issue seem more pressing.
Examine opportunities that should be, or could be, exploited.
-highlight the fact that raises could come with additional responsibilities or expectations and ...

Solution Summary

The solution gives examples for how leaders can implement the Change Theory to effect change.