ADKAR - The Prosci Acronym
ADKAR, or Prosci's model of individual change stands for Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, and Reinforcement. Prosci believes that for change to work in an organization, individuals must change and understand change. Looking closely at the ADKAR process, we can see how we might implement Prosci's methodology into our projects.
Awareness - This is recognizing the need for change.
Desire - Who needs to participate in the change?
Knowledge - Who has the knowledge to guide the change?
Ability - Who will implement skill sets and change behaviors?
Reinforcement - Who will lay the foundation for change initially and for the future.
ADKAR focuses on successful change and by implementing these steps, Prosci's methodology is expressed through change management activities, diagnosing gaps, developing corrective actions, and supporting managers and supervisors. Prosci's change management is best served in three phases: preparing, managing, and reinforcing change. You can download this document with instructions for writing change control processes.