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Exercise to illustrate Kotter’s 8 Steps


 I'm writing a series of bespoke training modules on change management, and have promised 'a lively activity to introduce/illustrate Kotter's 8 steps' (click here for an explanation). Trouble is, the exercises I already have either aren't appropriate, or will be used elsewhere in the programme, so I'm stuck! Ideally the exercise would last around 30 minutes. Can anyone help me out?


Sheridan Webb

Keystone Development

5 Responses

  1. try this for a change

    Get them into small groups

    Give them a handout explaining the 8 steps/put it up on a slide

    Allow each group 25 minutes to…..

     …write 8 pop-haiku, one for each of Kotter’s steps

    (pop-haiku= three lines, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables):

    Sheridan Webb asked

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    Got this dumb reply.

    It’s lively, they’ve probably never been asked to do this before so it is change, they’ll probably remember it for quite some time afterwards, you’ll get a copywritable product and

    …’s probably happy-clappy-hand enough to annoy Steve Robson!;-)


    Rus Slater

  2. …any thoughts Sheridan?



    My Answer now old

    Eight days pass, still no response

    Do you not like it?



  3. In response…

    Hi Russ,

    I was away for a few days, but I also never got notified that you have replied, so I apologise. I like the idea, but I think I would need to tweak it a bit. I’m chewing it over now.

    Thanks for rising to the challenge, when no-one else dare!


  4. Kotter


    Steve Robson is alive and well…

    I know nothing of Kotter and feel unable to comment on this one…

    Ask me one on sport!

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