Gartner Research

Leadership Development Module 5, Chapter 6: Tailoring Change Techniques to the Change Context

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00301001

Analyst(s): Colleen Young

Summary

Context determines the scope of change and, therefore, the tools and techniques to lead change. This Gartner for Leadership Development chapter helps IT leaders identify the context of their enterprises, and it illustrates how change management techniques can be tailored accordingly.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
    • Context Determines Change's Scope and Techniques
    • Surviving a Crisis
    • Preparing for a New Future
    • Getting Better at Business as Usual
  • The Five Elements of Change
  • The Five Elements of Change in Relation to the Change Context
    • The Imperative
    • Leaders
    • Affected Agents
    • Levers
    • Buoys
  • Putting It Together
  • Summary

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.