CHANGE MANAGEMENT THEORY
Change Management is the art of managing change. Taking teams, individuals and/or stakeholders and helping them, through a structured approach, change their current situation into a desired future state in a way that has lasting benefits. The art is in helping people embrace the change rather than fear the change.
Charles Darwin said “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”. Think of the vaccines we get each flu season (some of us) or even the food we eat today and how the scientists of the pesticide industry have to create new pesticides every year, or a few times a year for the same issue. Why does it have to change every year? Because the insects have changed in order to survive, many of them will somehow become or pass down a resistance to their offspring allowing them to survive. They have mastered the art of change management.
Mental models determine what we see, they are images, stories, schemes, or representations of how we perceive and understand the world and people around us; they create our reality. Each person has their own mental model and therefore their own reality, no one person’s reality is accurate and unless each person has the skill to reflect on this fact arguments may erupt.
Mental Models help people look at things in different ways, from different angles or perspectives, walk in another's shoes if you will. Through mental models you start to broaden your vision of the world and perhaps take on a different view you might not have otherwise. These Mental Models can then assist us in creating a shared vision either in our personal lives with loved ones, or in business.
Systems thinking is a special language with a set of tools that provides you an accurate picture of reality by showing you the interrelatedness of each piece of a company or process as opposed to looking at...