The OD Action Research Model consists of five steps: contracting, entering, diagnosing and action planning. Four-step appreciative inquiry includes the following: design, discovery, delivery, and dream. Kotter’s Eight Step Model is a process that includes: creating a sense of urgency, forming a powerful coalition, creating a vision for change, communicating the change vision, empowering others to act on the vision, creating short-term wins, consolidating gains and producing more change, and anchoring new approaches in the company’s culture.
The OD Action Research Model works well for identifying specific problems and addressing them. It can take a lot of time and might not work well for organisations with limited resources. Appreciative Inquiry is a focus on the positives of an organisation and can help build a sense of direction and unity. It may not be as effective in addressing specific issues as the OD Action Research Model. Kotter’s Eight Step Model is effective in creating a sense of urgency and guiding organizations through the change process. The model does not tackle specific issues or include employees as well as other models such as the OD Action Research Model and Appreciative Inquiry.
For Red Carpet LLC, we recommend the Kotter’s Eight Step Model because it emphasizes the importance of creating a sense of urgency and guiding the organization through the change process, which is crucial for the company’s recent acquisition of Sparkstar theaters. This model is also effective in creating short-term wins, consolidating gains and producing more change, and anchoring new approaches in the company’s culture which will help Red Carpet LLC to achieve its long-term goals.
Red Carpet LLC needs to engage employees in change and explain the benefits to them. Employees will need support and training to adapt to new changes.
Communication is key to overcoming resistance to change. Clear, consistent and transparent communication is key to overcoming resistance. Employees should also be involved in the process of change, including providing feedback opportunities and asking questions.