Approximately 70% of major change efforts fail but John Kotter's eight step model offers a roadmap for successful change.

The eight steps are as follows: 1) Establish a sense of urgency, 2) Form a powerful coalition, 3) Create a vision, 4) Communicate the vision, 5) Removing obstacles, 6) Plan and create short-term wins,
7) Consolidate improvements and 8) Make the change stick.

Kotter supports this model with various statistics including how 75% of managers must believe that the status quo is unacceptable in order to kick-start change and that 71% of employees feel that their managers don't spend enough time explaining change plans and goals.

To find out more about the Kotter's Change Management Model click on this infographic from the HR Toolkit and enter your IMI login details. You can also borrow the book Leading Change from the IMI Knowledge Centre.