Some Principles of Change:
1 Organisation is a system comprising several inter-related/inter-dependent components. Change in one element affects others.
2 Accepting ownership in the change procedure best facilitates change.
3 Any change upsets the equilibrium of the organisational system - thus it will be resisted. Change interventions should be made in a planned way, or else the system would return back to its past patterns.
4 People really don't resist change; they resist the pain or threat, that they anticipate for themselves or others out of it.
5 An enlightened self-interest of stakeholders facilitates change.
6 Timing of modification is highly significant - time should be ripe for making changes.
7 An accurate and comprehensive design diagnosis is necessary for designing appropriate interventions.
8 Change agents are required for affecting changes. They must know how to analyse and maintain the restraining and driving forces. High adaptability helps change agents and change plans.
9 High self-awareness is required in planning for change.
10 People affected through change should actively participate in making the change.
11 The acceptance of organisational modify will increase if the people affected are invited to contribute to the change process, communicated honestly about all facets of change, provided concrete feedback about the modification and recognised appropriately for their exact contributions.