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Kurt Lewin


The model for change is a way of understanding the processes that a system has
to go undergo in order to make change happen.It works alongside the
intervention Force Field Analysis. Lewin believed that change is a sociological
and psychological process.

He suggested that for change to be successful it has to
go through three stages:


Unfreeze: Preparing for change.
Cognitive restructuring: Recognising what needs to be changed.
Refreezing: Adopting change across the system and settling back down into


Further Resources

Developed by Kurt Lewin back in the 1950s. His model refers to the three-stage process of change he describes.

Learn more about Lewin’s change theory in this short video by MindTools.

Lewin’s Model of Change

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