The Five Stage Model of the Change Curve is based on a model originally developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, explaining the grieving process. In the 1980s, this model was adapted as a change managment tool.
„The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”
The curve shows an individual’s emotional journey during the most common stages of change experience. Although not every change necessarily causes a crisis, those stages allow to understand the development of performance of individuals and teams in times of significant change and transition.
The fundamental finding derived from the change curve: only if a stage of acceptance is reached, the overall future performance increases.
Author: Sandra Aengenheyster
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