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Before any change is undertaken it is essential that some pre planning should take place. Inadequate planning will inevitably create problems at a later stage. The key areas are the people, task definition and the action plan.

Understand the people

It is essential to understand the needs the people have regarding the change and also the personal concerns and potential responses.

Understand the task

Knowing what has to be done is essential. Evaluating the organisation and all the stakeholders is key.

Build the plans

This is the outline of actions that should be done. Planning a pathway to making the change happen and ensuring the plans are resilient to any problems as they arise.

Common tools used for planning change

1. Leavitt's Diamond
2. McKinsey 7S Framework
4. The Burke-Litwin Change Model
5. The Prosci ADKAR model