13 chapter 1 • AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SIX BATTERIES OF CHANGE FROM TO Purely top-down Increasingly bottom-up Predetermined (“From A to B”) More loose and continuous Steps Rhythm Figure 1 • New approaches to change management A new change model must take into account this evolution in thinking about change. A contemporary and relevant change model needs to be inclusive. It specifies the roles of top and middle managers and employees in the change process. It reveals how the efforts of both top managers and lower-level employ- ees contribute to effective change. In addition, the new change model needs to be integrative. It reconciles rational with emotional aspects of change. It allows for continuous change, rather than a once-and-for-all approach to change. We need to replace the linear and sequential approach to change with an approach where we think in terms of rhythm, not steps. Managers need to continuously eval- uate their change efforts and processes, and adapt them as circumstances change. At Vlerick Business School, we have developed such a model in collaboration with the Royal Military Academy of Belgium. We, the authors of this book, all with dif- ferent academic backgrounds, met with change consultant Carel Boers, who has managed several corporate turnarounds, for a much-needed discussion on change models of today. The diversity of perspectives when discussing various change cases was striking. All of us had something to bring to the table – most valuable