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The change model that I chose is the Satir Change Model which was developed by Virginia Satir a therapist who developed a model trying to map out the manner in which individuals experience change.
The model has the following stages:
1. The Late Status Quo
2. The Foreign Element
4. The Transforming Idea
5. Practice and Integration
6. The New Status Quo
Stage 1 ¡V The Late Status Quo
The Late Status Quo stage is the familiar state of affairs where individuals are usually well within their comfort zone. This stage is characterized by familiarity, comfort, established patterns, relationships and routines. The stable environment gives individuals a sense of belonging and identity. Individuals know what to expect, how to react, and how to behave. The catalyst for change is the introduction of a foreign element.
Stage 2 ¡V The Foreign Element
A foreign element can be any factor that significantly impacts the status quo. Once the foreign
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element is encountered it invokes a response, since it threatens the stability of the familiar, well established environment.
The most common reaction to the introduction of the foreign element is resistance. Most individuals resist by denying its validity, avoiding the issue, or blaming others for the introduction of the foreign element.
Stage 3 ¡V Chaos
As the foreign element disturbs the equilibrium in the environment various manifestations of chaos set us such as:
X Established relationships breaking down
X Expectations may no longer be valid;
X Reactions may cease to be effective; and
X Old behaviors may not be possible.
This results in a loss of belonging and questioning of identity which triggers anxiousness and vulnerability.
Managers of groups experiencing chaos should anticipate a reduction in group performance during this stage. Until the...
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