Completing the full cycle for every change process is rare, but the template is always useful.
If you ignore or under-rate any of the problem-solving stages of CREATER, you can expect to experience these common errors.
BUT: Here are just some reasons why short cuts are usually a bad idea:
Problem clearly defined already, solution is at hand and obviously correct to all concerned (How often do these conditions really apply?)
The Full Cycle of Rational Problem Solving
Anyone who intervenes in the problem-solving efforts of a social group or organization can be described as a "change agent," but there are a number of different ways in which such intervention can take place. The change agent can and should specialize in helping with that part of the process where he/she has the best chance of making a difference. That might indicate a very limited or a very broad role definition, a single contribution at a particular point in time or many interventions over the whole course of the change. Let us briefly consider what some of the roles might be, following the 7-stage paradigm for change management.
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