Change management

Change management is the process of transitioning individuals, teams and organisations to a desired future state. It is a plan that outlines the what, how, when and where we want to be. Schools should follow an appropriate Change Management Methodology, such as Change2, when preparing for and implementing ICON.

The Change Management materials on this site align with the Change2 methodology and can be used to support schools with the development of their ICON Implementation Plan:

The underlying basis of change management is that people’s capacity to change can be influenced by how change is presented to them. Their capacity to adapt to change can shrink if they misunderstand or resist the change, causing barriers and ongoing issues. The rationale is that if people understand the benefits of change, they are more likely to participate in the change and see that it is successfully carried out, which in turn means minimal disruption to the school.