ElKattan’s 5-Theme Model for Organizational Change Managment

From 2012 to 2016, qualitative research was conducted on the 5-Theme Model under the supervision and mentorship of Swiss Management Center University, with support from ITIM International, trading as Hofstede Insights in Finland and the Netherlands.  

After the model’s research and development was concluded, it was introduced in my doctoral dissertation in 2016. In 2017, the 5-Theme Model was published in a paper in the Arabian Journal of Business and Management

Review under the title: The Five Themes of Change Management.

After nearly three years of writing, editing, and review, the most recent version of the model is published in this book.

The 5-Theme Model was designed to provide practical tools to
manage both the organizational and individual aspects of any change.

The below provides the objective of each of the five themes.

Vision and Sponsorship Theme

The objective of this theme is to understand the problem, scope, and impact of the change, identify how the world will be different after the change has been implemented, and setting the right change sponsorship governance.

Strategizing Theme

The objective of this theme is to formulate the stakeholder engagement strategy, culture strategy, organizational alignment strategy, and communication strategy

Assessment Theme

The objective of this theme is to assess the stakeholders, culture, organizational alignment, and communication inside the organization to enable the appropriate change strategy and tactics to be developed

Tactics Theme

The objective of this theme is to identify the tactics, based on the change strategy and assessment, that will help achieve the readiness and engagement on both the individual and organizational levels

Planning and Appraising Theme

The objective of planning and appraising theme is to consolidate the tactics and plans of the all work streams to develop the change management plan and finalize the Go/No-go decision.

Author: Dr. Ali ElKattan
The instructor (Ali ElKattan) has been as international CEO and management consultant for a wide range of commercial enterprises, industry exposure and expertise include: telecommunications, manufacturing, IT services, software development, system integration, animation, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, healthcare, agriculture, translation and localization, real estate, government, and non-profits. He served as the Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor at Nile University in Cairo, Egypt, from which he obtained his MBA in coordination with IESE Business School, followed by a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Swiss Management Center University. ElKattan teaches change management, culture management, strategic management, project management, and operations management. He currently serves as the managing partner of ElKattan Consulting, which is a UK-based firm established by Dr. Ali ElKattan and partners. The company is specialized in Change Management, Culture Management consultation including capacity building and training. Services are provided globally with focus on the Middle East region. He is the author of the paper: The Five Themes of Change Management and the change management book Bridging the Gap between strategy developing and strategy execution. He participated in the global cultural project in collaboration with MediaCom and Hofstede Insight in 2016 to assess the national cultural dimensions all over the world. The purpose of the project was to find the most relevant cultural map that explains the world today.

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