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Lewinian Principles of Planned Change

ByGilmore Crosby

Our journey begins at the end—with a summary of Kurt Lewin’s principles of planned change. I do so to allow the reader to quickly appraise their value, yet I do so with some trepidation. People have been oversimplifying Lewin’s theories and methods since soon after his death, and then dismissing or attacking them as too simple. Please don’t make that mistake. That being said, here is my summary of the principles of planned change, followed by explanations of each:

Nine Principles of Lewinian Planned Change

Scientific Methods

Training—Action—Research

Group Dynamics

Democratic Principles and Leadership

Group Decision

Change as Three Steps

Field Theory

Social Construction of Reality

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