Kurt Lewin's Model of Change Analytical Essay by MasterW

Kurt Lewin's Model of Change
An analysis of Kurt Lewin's three step model for change within an organization, showing the strengths and weaknesses of the theory.
# 45535 | 1,783 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2003 | AU
Published on Nov 10, 2003 in Psychology (General) , Business (General)

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This essay critically examines Kurt Lewin's three step change process: "Unfreeze, Change, Refreeze". Strengths and weaknesses of the model are analyzed and finally, suggestions for improving the model are made. The paper shows the different types of change experienced by an organization and how management must deal with them in order to grow.

From the Paper:

"UNFREEZING In this first stage, a company must be awakened to a new reality and must disengage from the past, recognizing that the old way of doing things is no longer acceptable (Kanter, R. et al. 1992). Disengaging from the past is critical to the "unfreezing" process because it is difficult for an organization to embrace change until it has isolated the structures and routines that no longer work and has vowed to move beyond them (Kanter, R. et al. 1992). Unfreezing is initiated by recognizing the need for change by identifying driving and restraining forces."

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