Regardless of size, or structure of the system undergoing change, The Havelock 7-step change model applies.
For each types the rules and the focus changes somewhat but the basics stay the same, regardless of the size, the scope of the project, or the type of problem that is being confronted. emphasis on each stage.
On the other hand, it should be obvious that Types 1, 2, and 3 may require significant resources and more careful consideration of entry strategies.
To enter the situation on firm ground the change agent optimally should:
“Systems” come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. What sort of system are you in? What sort of change agents or teams needed will depend heavily on the nature of the system for which change is contemplated.
The figure suggests the possible range and system types. There are at least three dimensions to consider. Most obvious is size, the shear numbers of people involved in the system, as members, users, clients, or stakeholders omn one kind or another. A second dimension is structure, the extent to which members are held together and constrained by pre-specified roles, relationships, and expectations. These may range from very tight or rigid to very loose or vague. A third dimension is complexity, signifying the number of different roles and the number of interconnections among members as well as the diversity of system goals.
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