Six Batteries of change

Our model for change management

In their book ‘Six Batteries of Change’, the authors Peter De Prins, Geert Letens and Kurt Verweire propose a new model that helps managers to deal with managing change in a more effective way. The model tracks the extent to which your organisation has the energy to successfully implement change.

There are six key areas in your organisation that must be energised for change to be successful. We call these areas the “batteries of change”. The rational batteries cover the “hardware of change” – strategy, management infrastructure and project and process management. The emotional batteries affect the “software of change,” including the dynamics within your top team, people and culture.

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Traditional models of change no longer work. Successful models today are: No change without leadership. Successful change requires especially support from:

Battery 1: Clear Strategic Direction

Transforming an organisation requires a clear strategic direction. A clear strategy comprises of: Today it is as important to manage stability as it is to manage change. In practice it means:

Battery 2: Powerful Management Infrastructure

Change might feel like 'Hells' Kitchen'. It's like cooking without ingredients. What do we mean with this?

Battery 3: Action Planning and Implementation

Change requires a project plan. A good project plan starts with:

Battery 4: Ambitious Top Team

A great top team is a condition sine qua non for effective organizational transformation. What do we mean with a great top team?

Battery 5: Healthy Culture

Implementing change is about rationalizing emotions and emotionalizing rationality. Talking about culture, it means:

Battery 6: Strong connection with employees

Change involves people. People show behaviour. Which of these statements is right?

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