Moving through the phases of change



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moving through the phases of change


The following questions will help you to move through the change curve. You don’t necessarily need to go through each stage in the order it appears on the curve. Instead, choose which phases are relevant to you and take time to answer each of the questions, making some notes in the space provided. You should aim to end your change journey in the Commitment phase.



This learning supports the learning and development workshop ‘Change Management’ developed by Plymouth City Council. However, you’ll also find it useful as a stand-alone activity when going through change.



What can you do to move yourself through denial?


Look around, seek out information, and notice what is happening around you.

Separate what you wish were true from what is really true.

Talk to other people about what they are seeing and doing about the change.

Learn why the change is happening.




Questions to help you to move through the denial phase.

2.Why is this change happening?

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    1. What can you personally control (e.g., your attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours)?

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3.What lies ahead for you? What will be different from the past?

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    1. What is one step you can take now to manage the change

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What can you do to move yourself through resistance?


Be aware of your feelings and accept that it is natural to feel this way.

Plan for and acknowledge resistance when you face a change.

Understand that you will want to blame others for the change, but try to move
beyond blaming others to understand the reasons and the need for the change.

Allow yourself the luxury of resistance, but try not to get stuck in this phase.

Seek out other people for support and talk honestly about your feelings.

Talk to people who have a positive outlook and see what they are doing to adjust to the change.




Questions to help you to move through the resistance phase.

2.What are you losing as a result of this change?

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    1. What can you personally control (e.g., your attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours)?

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    1. What lies ahead for you? What will be different from the past?

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What can you do to move yourself through Exploration?


Learn and practice new skills that are needed by your organisation to manage its own change.

Try to view the change from many different perspectives.

Imagine what you are trying to create – the positive vision of what you want to happen. Then plan backwards from where you want to go.

Take time to explore alternatives before you rush to make a decision about what to do or how to do something.

Seek out as many new ideas as you can before you come to a conclusion or form a plan.

Work with others to solve problems.

Try things out before you adopt them.

Questions to help you to move through the exploration phase.


2.What are you losing as a result of this change?

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    1. What can you personally control (e.g., your attitudes, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours)?

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    1. What lies ahead for you? What will be different from the past?

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    1. What is one step you can take now to manage the change?

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What can you do to support and sustain your commitment to a change?


Focus energy and time where you can make a difference.

Recognize and reward yourself for your success.

Look ahead to the future.


Questions to help you to move through the exploration phase.


2.How do you know that you have succeeded in the change?



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    1. What can you give yourself as a reward?

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    1. List two or three long-term goals.

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    1. What are the possible opportunities for you in further changes to the organisation?

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