There’s a science to change — and Kotter pioneered it.
The Science of Change
Why do some organizations outperform others? Why do some individual managers and executives produce so much more? What allows individuals and enterprises to sustain high levels of performance over time?
These questions have fueled the career-spanning research that has made Dr. John Kotter the world’s foremost change expert. Everything we do is grounded in his academic work and honed in the field alongside our partners.
Our evolving research is founded on a deeper understanding of:
- Effective strategies, principles, and tactics to lead complex change
- The limitations of traditional organization structures
- Human nature and our response to threats and opportunities
The 8-Steps For Leading Change
John Kotter’s book Leading Change introduced the 8 Steps framework. His subsequent Harvard Business Review article and book, Accelerate, modernized the 8 Steps by evolving it from a linear model built for episodic change into an iterative model suited for today’s world, where change is constant.
The 4 Core Change Principles
Kotter’s 4 Core Change Principles represent the mindsets, attitudes, and leadership behaviors needed to drive change. When used consistently and fully embraced, they are the key to unlocking the power of the 8 Accelerators.