Free Reading Adkar: A Model for Change in Business, Government and Our Community: How to Implement Successful Change in Our Personal Lives and Professional CareersAuthor Jeffrey M. Hiatt – Z55z.co

Why do some changes fail while others succeed How can you make sense of the many tools and approaches for managing change How can you lead change successfully, both in your personal life and professional career After thanyears of research with corporate change, the ADKAR model has emerged as a holistic approach that brings together the collection of change management work into a simple, results oriented model This model ties together all aspects of change management including readiness assessments, sponsorship, communications, coaching, training and resistance management All of these activities are placed into a framework that is oriented on the required phases for realizing change with individuals and the organization The ADKAR perspective can help you develop a new lens through which to observe and influence change You may be working for change in your public school system or in a small city council You may be sponsoring change in your department at work You may be observing large changes that are being attempted at the highest levels of government or you may be leading an enterprise wide change initiative The perspective enabled by the ADKAR model allows you to view change in a new way You can begin to see the barrier points and understand the levers that can move your changes forward ADKAR allows you to understand why some changes succeed while others fail Most importantly, ADKAR can help your changes be a success Based on research with thancompanies fromcountries, ADKAR is a simple and holistic way to manage change


10 thoughts on “Adkar: A Model for Change in Business, Government and Our Community: How to Implement Successful Change in Our Personal Lives and Professional Careers

  1. Michelle Michelle says:

    I was required to read this book for work It does a fine job of explaining the ADKAR methodology It repeated many of the messages to help you remember It also provides practical case studies of successful use of ADKAR What was odd was the case studies of changes that failed because they didn t use ADKAR The success stories were about business process changes and even the simple reuse your towel cards in hotel rooms But the failures include Peak Oil Reform, social security reform and the Cl I was required to read this book for work It does a fine job of explaining the ADKAR methodology It repeated many of the messages to help you remember It also provides practical case studies of successful use of ADKAR What was odd was the case studies of changes that failed because they didn t use ADKAR The success stories were about business process changes and even the simple reuse your towel cards in hotel rooms But the failures include Peak Oil Reform, social security reform and the Clinton health care reform Really They couldn t cite some change failures that wereon par with rolling out a new knowledge base system at the office


  2. Bob Selden Bob Selden says:

    IN ADKAR, Hiatt sets out to show why some changes fail when others succeed how to make sense of the many methods and tactics for change and how to lead change successfully The book scores well on all three aims.ADKAR stands for Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement a simple acronym for the elements required to be managed in any successful change process Through identification and then assessment of all the various components of the change, scores are allocated on a 5 poin IN ADKAR, Hiatt sets out to show why some changes fail when others succeed how to make sense of the many methods and tactics for change and how to lead change successfully The book scores well on all three aims.ADKAR stands for Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement a simple acronym for the elements required to be managed in any successful change process Through identification and then assessment of all the various components of the change, scores are allocated on a 5 point scale to indicate which elements require most attention.It was interesting to note that my review of ADKAR coincided with the sharp rise in oil prices in July 2008 and the resultant impact on world trade Written in 2006, Hiatt uses the ADKAR model to demonstrate why the world did not learn from the oil crisis of the 70 s Knowledge scores a 3, Desire and Ability 2, Awareness and Reinforcement 1 a very powerful demonstration of the application of the model.The book goes on to give practical tips and examples of how each of the ADKAR elements can be developed and implemented into any change process There s also a good summary chapter with key points and a tables to show quickly which change management activities will help enable change to occur.This is a useful and practical change management book easy to read and apply by practising managers


  3. Petra Gleason Petra Gleason says:

    This was another book assigned for our yearly development This doesn t really tell you anything new if you ve read self improvement books for work before But, it does go over it again in a very easily understood way and has some great examples of the ADKAR principle.


  4. Ahmad Ahmad says:

    Change management can be a daunting and a painfully theoretical topic, but in case you re new to the topic just like me and getting a PhD in Organizational Design is not feasible for you, then I recommend you pick up ADKAR It s IMO the most pragmatic and down to earth change management process out there The ADKAR change management process is comprised of the following states Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement The way you manage change according to ADKAR is that you beg Change management can be a daunting and a painfully theoretical topic, but in case you re new to the topic just like me and getting a PhD in Organizational Design is not feasible for you, then I recommend you pick up ADKAR It s IMO the most pragmatic and down to earth change management process out there The ADKAR change management process is comprised of the following states Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement The way you manage change according to ADKAR is that you begin by spreading Awareness as to Why the change needs to happen, and what does that mean for everyone, then you entice Desire in the group to change so that the group can avoid negative consequences, move away from threats, take on new opportunities and achieve better results Once Awareness and Desires are managed, you move to sharing Knowledge on how to change, by training and coaching people, and then go on to demonstrate the Ability that the change was implemented through designing accountability mechanisms and feedback loops Lastly, every change needs a Reinforcement strategy in order for the group to avoid Backsliding and sustain it in the future.This book does a good job at getting the reader to take their first few steps but leaves you hanging as to how to implement it, and for that I recommend supplementing your reading with their ADKAR Guides which are freely available online, as well as some of their success stories Guides Success Stories


  5. Tara Brabazon Tara Brabazon says:

    Would you trust an engineer to provide models of change for personal lives and professional careers Let me ask the question again Would you trust a book that had only two pages of double spaced references, most of which are published by his business, Prosci Inc The remainder of the references include such classics as Malcolm Knowles The Modern Practice of Adult Education, published in 1980.So we have an acronym ADKAR awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinforcement We have a Would you trust an engineer to provide models of change for personal lives and professional careers Let me ask the question again Would you trust a book that had only two pages of double spaced references, most of which are published by his business, Prosci Inc The remainder of the references include such classics as Malcolm Knowles The Modern Practice of Adult Education, published in 1980.So we have an acronym ADKAR awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, reinforcement We have a commitment to change that is rarely seen outside of a Troskyite Splinter Cell Yet what is lacking is an understanding of work, of families, of money, of motivation and of obviously the political economy.This book was published in 2006 The Global Financial Crisis transformed forever the belief in managers and leaders The international economy was brought to its knees because of the need formoney, rapid change and a singular commitment to individual success.We need better theories of change than this We need better theories of work than this


  6. Reggie Carlisle Reggie Carlisle says:

    This book was a part of a training course I attended.The system seems simple, yet that is the strength of the method not a weakness.The ADKAR model is applicable is so many circumstances that I cannot recommend it enough.That being said, the book is not really thrilling as just something to read.Without taking the time to consider the application, you are going to struggle with the book If you re not reflecting, you re not learning


  7. Tathagat Varma Tathagat Varma says:

    ADKAR is a very simple yet effective model of understanding and implementing personal as well as organizational change It helps practitioners, managers and change agents relate to the progression of change in one s lives, and to pinpoint where exactly they might be losing the steam I highly recommend this book to anyone new to understanding change management


  8. Christine Grabowski Christine Grabowski says:

    I read this book in preparation for the Prosci course I am attending soon It was an easy to read book that will be a wonderful reference on change management projects In one small book it summarized what I have learned in years of change management into one concise place using a standard set of vocabulary.


  9. Streator Johnson Streator Johnson says:

    I had to read this book for a class I will be taking It is a book that discuss a methodology for making change within an organization It seems to be a coherent process Not sure I will ever use it But one never knows.


  10. Darren Atkins Darren Atkins says:

    Change ManagementAll the right questions at the right time in the right sequence can go miles to successfully implementing change in a business or organization I ve seen many failed business initiatives for lack of a change management process.