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Change Theory with Kotter and Cohen Steps

1. Consider a change that has been implemented recently in your work setting. Which principles of planned change helped its' success?
2. Please refer to Kotter and Cohen's EIGHT steps in their change theory and apply these steps to the change you are describing.
3. When thinking of the same change, which principles of planned change were not used and could have increased its' success?
4. End your discussion with a serious reflection on how your understanding of planned change will help you in your research utilization proposal.
5. Address all points in the Discussion Question and utilize at least THREE (3) citations from current credible academic/scholarly sources.

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John Kotter on Leading System Transformation Academic Journal By: Newcomb, Amelia. School Administrator, v65 n4 p10-12 Apr 2008. (EJ791988)

An Ethics Program Assessment: A Case Study Using Kotter's Transformational Change Model. Academic Journal By: Tanguay, Denise Marie; Waltman, John; Defebaugh, Sandra. Ethics & Critical Thinking Journal. 2011, Vol. 2011 Issue 2, p15-26. 12p

1. Consider a change that has been implemented recently in your work setting. Which principles of planned change helped its' success?
2. 2. Please refer to Kotter and Cohen's EIGHT steps in their change theory and apply these steps to the change you are describing.

•Increasing Urgency •Building the Guiding Team •Getting the Right Vision •Communicate for Buy-in •Empower Action •Create Short-term Wins •Don't Let Up •Incorporate change into culture. These are Kotter and Cohen's eight change steps for an organization that is in a transformational stage. One of the primary changes that is occurring in healthcare today is the attempt to change the organizational culture regarding hygiene amidst healthcare professionals. It's estimated that 10s of thousands of patients die each year because of poor hygienic practices on behalf of hospital staff including doctors and nurses. The primary reason is a lack of thorough and ...

Solution Summary

This solution describes Kotter and Cohen's eight steps of change theory and applies it to a real-life situation to mediate change. It also discusses how planned change can increase success in hindsight.

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