Closing thoughts on the change process
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Change leaders may want to keep an eye out for six common denial mechanisms that usually signal problems of governance or leadership. Triumphant organisations sufficiently complete each of the phases, but they also continuously circle back and forth through many of the change interventions. Indeed, the leading organisations substantially refine or redefine their visions and thus fundamentally change their teams, strategies, action plans, information, feedback and alignment mechanisms every year or two as new information is generated and new opportunities become evident. Proficient social change practitioners and political operatives know that little change occurs unless people come to believe that the status quo is no longer acceptable and a different approach is better, and all of the other key leverage points of successful change have been triggered. Meaningful change occurs only when each of the seven interventions of the wheel of change are sufficiently addressed.